Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM) is a progressive artist development programme for musicians aged 10-18, based at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Part of the national network of Centres for Advanced Training, Aldeburgh Young Musicians facilitates the musical development of over 50 passionate young people, unlocking their potential through a range of inspirational and immersive residential courses and additional activities.
Members of AYM have access to the some of the best musical training on offer, collaborating with expert professional musicians and like-minded peers to explore a diverse range of musical styles and approaches. Through interactive musical activities with an emphasis on autonomy, AYMs are encouraged to innovate as their creative selves.
Each AYM experience is unique. We work with a vibrant range of inspirational professionals who bring their own individual approach, expertise, and experiences to the programme.
AYM has responded to the Covid-19 pandemic by offering an immersive and interactive online experience; a vibrant range of creative and collaborative activities led by inspiring professionals. The current programme consists of a range of online courses, instrumental workshops and mentoring opportunities.
We’re committed to protecting young people’s safety. Read our safeguarding policy.
AYM is generously supported by Arts Council England, Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundations, The Cedar Trust, in memory of Sheila Stainton, The Department for Education, Foyle Foundation, The Ganzoni Charitable Trust, The Leverhulme Trust, Limbourne Trust, Sorkin Family Charitable Trust, Trinity College London and the Garfield Weston Foundation, in addition to a number of generous individuals, including Edward Bray, Professor Sir Barry Ife and Jeremy & Elizabeth Wagener.