NYMAZ Early Years Music Network Conference Rescheduled!


ake Two: We're pleased to confirm details of the rescheduled NYMAZ Early Years Music Network Conference, which was postponed back in February due to heavy snow. 

The conference will be taking place at Scarborough Spa on Tuesday 1 May, from 10am to 4pm.

We were really disappointed to have had to postpone, given the amount of preparation that goes into such an event, but we look forward to being able to deliver the conference in full in May, with our great line-up of speakers and workshop leaders, so that everyone can join us!

For those who have already booked tickets, all delegate bookings will be honoured for the rescheduled conference. If you find you're unable to attend the rescheduled date, do get in touch and we will issue a refund. And there's still time to book a place for those who hadn't already signed up! Tickets cost:

£35 Standard delegate fee
£30 Full members of the NYMAZ Early Years Music Network
£5 Students (student ID required)

And can be booked at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nymaz-early-years-music-network-conference-2018-tickets-40909001926?aff=es2

Up-to-date information about the conference can be found on our website. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Call for a director for an all-female cast production, autumn 2018

Dedicated to performing all of Shakespeare’s plays by 2021 roughly in chronological order, YSP is now looking towards the final five productions. Thirty-two plays have been tackled so far, the most recent being The Winter’s Tale and rehearsals for the thirty-third, The Two Noble Kinsmen, now in progress.

After the great success of our all-women production of Henry V in 2015, the Committee has agreed that our next (thirty-fourth) production, to be performed in autumn 2018, will have an all-female cast; we have not prescribed a specific play for the production. Applicants can choose from the following plays: Coriolanus, Macbeth, Cymbeline and Antony and Cleopatra. Venue and precise dates have not yet been decided, but we expect it to be performed in October or November, subject to availability and the preferences of the director appointed.
There is a Director’s honorarium of £1,500 and you are expected to rehearse on two evenings a week and one weekend afternoon, for a period of at least 8 weeks. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview in York.
If you are interested in applying, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.g. for an information pack which will tell you more about this opportunity. Any queries may also be directed to this address.
The closing date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 22 May 2018, and interviews for short-listed candidates will be held in York on Saturday 16 June.


As always, if you'd like to get in touch, generally, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We're always delighted to hear from you.

Here come the ScAMPS!

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As part of its far-reaching role as a facilitator for participation in the arts, Create is at the heart of a successful project to bring music to young people who might not otherwise have been able to enjoy it.

ScAMPS is an inclusive music group that brings together disabled and able-bodied youngsters with the common aim of enjoying and sharing a love of music.

The group has been running for three years now and as of April, will go into its fourth year and with that, from strength to strength.

It currently meets at Friarage School in Scarborough’s Old Town, an area of high economic and social deprivation where access to similar opportunities has been limited.

At ScAMPS, children of all ages and different abilities can join in, learning to sign greetings to one another and learning enjoyable, interactive songs and music, under the guidance of experienced music leader Bridget Cousins.

Music projects like ScAMPS support young people to develop their creative and social skills.

Create Director Wendy Holroyd said: “ScAMPS is one of Create’s real success stories.

“Over the years we have had a really delightful mix of young people with a very wide range of abilities and disabilities who have been able to come together and find common ground in a love for music.

“To see the progress that is made as each programme develops has been a real pleasure and we look forward to seeing ScAMPS continue to grow and develop in the future.”

The project is run by Create in association with NYMAZ Youth Music programme for North Yorkshire, Accessible Arts and Media, the National Foundation for Youth Music, and Arts Council England.

NYMAZ provides high quality music-making activities for young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity. NYMAZ is the National Foundation for Youth Music’s strategic partner in North Yorkshire.

Over the years ScAMPS has had a range of other funding partners. Current supporters are the Ernest Cook Trust, the Radcliffe Trust and Stronger Communities.

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More information

Youth Music: Music-making is life-changing. Every year, Youth Music provides more than 90,000 young people with the
opportunity to make music, helping them to overcome the challenges they face in their lives. Our music projects support young people to develop their creative and social skills, make positive contributions to their community and live happy, successful lives.

We know that many young people still need our help. Join us in our mission to give every child the chance to make music. Visit www.youthmusic.org.uk

NYMAZ: NYMAZ is a youth music development charity which champions the transformative potential of music for children and young people. With a passionate belief in the power of music to change lives, it delivers high quality music-making activities across North Yorkshire, working across a wide range of music genres and styles as well as with the latest music technologies.

NYMAZ music projects are focused on raising aspirations, facilitating personal development, improving social skills, enhancing career prospects as well as increasing enjoyment of music and supporting the progression of the musically gifted and talented. In parallel, NYMAZ runs professional networks designed to enable musicians and practitioners to develop their skills and learn from one another. For further information on NYMAZ please visit our website at www.nymaz.org.uk or contact us on 01904 543382 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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