Youth Music is the UK’s biggest music charity. It funds over 350 projects across England every year, which reach almost 90,000 young music makers from early years through to age 25, representing a huge range of styles, ensembles and ways of making music. The charity’s mission is for inclusive excellence, believing that every young person should have the opportunity to participate and achieve in music regardless of their background or circumstances. The projects they support are driven by the positive impact that music can have on young people, many of whom are facing a range of challenges in their lives.
Youth Music celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019, and as part of a year-long programme of events hosted its inaugural Awards on 16 October at Battersea Arts Centre in London. Hal Leonard Europe is the principal sponsor of the Youth Music Awards.
The Youth Music Awards is a major new event in the music calendar. With music education in UK schools under considerable threat, support for music making in the community has never been more vital. The Youth Music Awards will highlight the talent, diversity and excellence of young music makers and underline the essential role that music plays in their lives.
You can find out more about HLE’s support for the Youth Music Awards here.