Staying connected

AYM's direct, financial, support for young musicians stops at 18, however that's not necessarily the end of the journey.  We love to stay connected with our Alumni and many go on to to be involved in other AYM events and project.  Here are just a few examples:

My Musical Journey

As part of celebrating our 20th anniversary in 2018, we published a set of stories, photographs and films, telling the stories of 20 AYM Award winners, spanning our 20 year history. Many of those who took were Alumni who responded to our anniversary reconnect communication.

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Talent to Talent mentoring

In 2016 we launched a pilot peer mentoring programme called Talent to Talent. 15 of our Alumni took part in training in how to be a musical mentor, before spending 6 months mentoring a current Awardee.

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AYM concerts

We organise regular fundraising concerts at which current Awardees and members of our Alumni are invited to perform and to talk to our donors about the impact of our work.

AYM 20th anniversary (c) Edward Webb 2018 (6)

Other performances

We are always delighted when members of our Alumni stage concerts and performances to raise funds to help us continue our work.  In January 2019 Alumnus Julian Trevelyan (piano) staged a concert with AYM Awardee Willard Carter (cello) at the Hollywell Music Room in Oxford, which raised over £1,000.

Willard website

Get in touch

Please do get in touch, if you are interested in reconnecting with AYM, or have a particular idea you would like to discuss with us. We'd love to hear from you!

News and resources for our Alumni

A week with Jess Gillam

Today (Friday 26 April 2019), AYM Alumna and Patron Jess Gillam visits her friends and family in Ulverston, Cumbria, kicking […]

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We’re recruiting our first two Alumni Trustees

Young people are at the heart of AYM’s work and it’s important that our programmes meet their needs, so we […]

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Celebrating 20 years of AYM

In 2018 we celebrated our 20th anniversary.  As part of celebrating this important milestone we released a set of 20 […]

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AYM Ambassador concert raises over £1,000

In December 2018, AYM Awadee, Willard Carter (cello) and AYM Alumnus, Julia Trevelyan (piano) staged a concert in support of […]

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Big Give 2018: together you raised £55,543

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made a donation to AYM through the Big […]

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Practical Progression film series

Practical Progression is a film series, made by music leaders, for music leaders from any setting. They’ve been produced by Awards […]

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