Aldeburgh Young Musicians

A progressive artist development programme for musicians aged 10-18, facilitating the musical development through inspirational and immersive residential courses

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.

AYM General Card

The AYM Programme

See the types of music-making that take place at AYM and learn about the artists we work with


Meet AYM

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


Become an Aldeburgh Young Musician & FAQs

How to become an AYM & what to expect from AYM, including fee and commitment information

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AYM Digital Hub

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


Introduction Video

Learn about AYM and the Young Musicians, Artists and Staff involved in the programme


We’re committed to protecting young people’s safety. Read our safeguarding policy.

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.