Awards For Young Musicians
Who we are
Thank you for giving talent a chance.
Musical talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t: family finances and other obstacles too often get in the way.
We’re here to change this in two key ways. We:
- Support young musicians from low income families: with funding and other help
- Support music education: through training, advocacy and research.
By supporting AYM, you’ll enable us to continue to support talented children and young people from low income families so they can continue with their music making, reach their musical potential and participate in opportunities they otherwise wouldn’t have. Our four programmes are:
Identifying Talent: we train teachers how to spot young people’s musical potential
Furthering Talent: we find young people with emerging talent and provide them with targeted and sustainable support
Awards: we fund young talent across the UK, through annual grants and tailor-made help for individual musicians
Innovation and Research: we lead new thinking and action on talent development
None of this is possible without the generosity of our supporters who care about these young lives as much as we do. Every £1 really matters to us and helps to nurture the next generation of young musicians. Thank you!
“I can't thank you enough for the award you have given me. It has made a huge difference to me. I have felt supported by you and encouraged by you and therefore somehow of more value. I LOVE my music, especially my piano playing and would be heartbroken if I wasn't able to have lessons anymore.”
Dominic, 15, Award winner
“I am so grateful to the Furthering Talent programme for the opportunities given and for the whole musical world being opened out to Emma. Without it, a serious talent would have been wasted”.
Charlotte, music teacher
"I wholeheartedly support AYM because it nurtures new generations of exceptional young musicians. We are all the richer for it.”
Julian Lloyd Webber, AYM patron