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Aldeburgh Young Musicians

Our distinctive approach to musical training brings together like-minded young musicians to exchange creative ideas.

AYM is a Centre for Advanced Training, based at Snape Maltings Concert Hall and part of the national network. Through intensive residential courses, professional advice, mentoring and performance opportunities, AYM nurtures the creative, innovative and distinctive musicians of tomorrow. We support passionate young musicians who have the potential to be the best from any background and discipline.

Aldeburgh Young Musicians have access to the best musical training on offer, working alongside professional musicians as equals to create, rehearse, perform, compose, workshop, improvise, sing and collaborate with some of the most exciting and like-minded young musicians around. AYMs explore different genres and approaches as creative and thinking musicians. Each AYM develops their own individually tailored pathway to become the creative and diverse professionals of tomorrow.

AYM with Perhaps Contraption

AYM Digital Hub

Current AYMs can access the AYM Digital Hub, where all of AYM’s digital content and activity is available

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The AYM Programme

See the types of music-making that take place on our courses


Meet AYM

Meet the Aldeburgh Young Musicians, Ambassadors and Staff which make up the AYM programme


Become an Aldeburgh Young Musician

Start with a free taster day and then audition to become an AYM


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Contact AYM


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.