Removing obstacles, realising potential

Each of our programmes is built around two key aims: removing the financial barriers and other obstacles that prevent young people getting into music, and helping realise their potential once they’re on their way. We’re here to give the best help and support possible, inspiring them to not only succeed, but excel.

Click on any of our programme areas to find out more

Indentifying Talent

Training teachers how to spot and nurture young people’s musical potential

Furthering Talent

Targeting and sustaining young people’s emerging talent through individual support

Annual Awards

Funding young talent UK-wide, through annual grants and tailor made help for individual musicians

Innovation and Research

In our independent role in the music education sector: leading new thinking and action on talent development

New and updates from across our programmes

A look back at some of AYM’s highlights of 2019

“At Awards for Young Musicians, we know that talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t: family […]

AYM and the BBC Symphony Orchestra: a short film

To celebrate hitting our 2019 Big Give Christmas Challenge target of £60,000, we’ve released a […]

CPD Questionnaire

Are you a music leader or music manager, working in the UK? Please take a […]

Furthering Talent: five new Music Hub partners sought

The application deadline is Friday 31 January 2020. We’re searching for 5 new Music Education […]

A percussive podcast with Dame Evelyn Glennie

On a rainy Tuesday in August, 17 year-old percussionist, Isaac Harari, travelled from London to […]

Drumming up support for Harvey – a musical gift from PMT Music

Harvey, a young drummer supported by our Furthering Talent programme in Nottinghamshire, got the surprise […]

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