LYWB application forms are now being invited for the 2015-16 season Applicants need to be Minimum Grade 6 and aged 12-19 to apply for the LYWB Auditions for Brass, Woodwind and Percussion will be held on 25th and
CYM has two Folk Ensembles, run in partnership with the English Folk Dance and Song Society and supported by the The Brook Trust, are open to both CYM students and to school-aged students from across
WELCOME TO THE CENTRE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS
Geoffrey Harniess – Head of CYM (London)
Since its founding in 1970, the Centre for Young Musicians has provided high quality progressive music training for thousands of talented children from all of London’s boroughs and beyond. The Centre is based atMorley College, close to Waterloo and the South Bank.
More than 420 young musicians aged 8 to 18 attend the Saturday Centre for 32 weeks of the school year, each following an individual programme of study across a range of genres from classical to jazz, gamelan, folk and music theatre. Many also create their own music and songs. Still more children benefit fromCYM Holiday Courses– ranging from Junior and Intermediate Courses (up to Grade 6 level) to the highly regardedLondon School’s Symphony Orchestraand theLondon Youth Wind Band.
The Centre is committed to providing excellence in achievement alongside wide access. The CYM Saturday Centre is a Centre for Advanced Training within the Department for Education’s Music & Dance Scheme, and as a Division of theGuildhall School since 2009 CYM also plays a part in the Guildhall Young Artists progression routes, from primary education right through to graduate and post-graduate studies in music.
CYM teaching staff are experienced and respected performers and teachers working in many areas of the music profession. Many CYM students go on to careers in music but all benefit from the skills gained in the vibrant, inclusive and stimulating environment that CYM provides.