Aldeburgh Young Musicians’ distinctive approach to musical development equips passionate young people with the skills they need to thrive as creative musicians.

Our residential model encourages the development of musical and interpersonal skills, as like-minded young people integrate and collaborate with their contemporaries and some of the countries’ most celebrated professional artists through a series of different activities, each designed to offer the most relevant and exciting opportunities available. Over the course of their time at AYM, a young person will experience many different ways of working, each time being introduced to new artists, musical ideas and concepts.

Our residential courses are 4-5 days long and provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves within a creative environment, collaborating with a team of professionals to learn about music in an interactive and inspiring setting. Each course has a specific musical focus, allowing each AYM to gain a comprehensive insight into a specific style, approach, or genre.

Weekends maintain the overall breadth, ethos and focus of the courses, whilst being shorter, bitesize, two-day residencies. Our additional activities include mentoring and masterclasses, and other relevant and exciting opportunities.