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Music for Youth puts the spotlight on new music

  • Date: 3 July 2014
  • Area: Midlands, National
In Harmony performance at Nottingham's Albert Hall 2014

Credit: Alan Fletcher

This July, Music for Youth is set to launch the New Music Stage at the upcoming MFY National Festival in Birmingham, giving young composers and musicians the chance to perform on a national stage. 

Music for Youth (MFY) is inviting composers, music practitioners, music education hubs and other arts organisations to come along to this brand new free event as it launches its new focus on promoting music written or performed by young musicians.

The New Music Stage will give young musicians, music organisations and composers from across the UK the opportunity to perform the music they have written or produced on a national platform.

Music For Youth will be launching a range of projects linked to the New Music Stage that support young musicians and music organisations to get involved with the MFY New Music Stage.

The New Music Stage, delivered in partnership with Sound and Music, will be featured as part of the MFY National Festival which takes place across Birmingham from Tuesday 8-Sunday 12 July.

This annual celebration features jazz, orchestral, rock, folk, world, urban, wind, brass, pop, choral and chamber music performances by young musicians from all over the country.

Judith Webster, Chief Executive, MFY said, ‘The New Music Stage marks a significant development for MFY. The initiative provides a national platform that puts the spotlight on new music written by young composers. It also gives music providers, who are actively promoting new music and developing links with emerging or established composers, a framework to present their local work on a national scale.

If you are a composer who works in education, music practitioner or represent a music provider then the launch event on Friday 11 July is free to attend.

Book your ticket here. Attendees will have the opportunity to get involved with these new initiatives and make links with other organisation with a focus on new music. 

The ‘New Music Stage’ is supported by investment from the National Lottery through Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme.

Find out more

Click here to see the full festival programme.

You can find out more about Music for Youth and the work they do on their website.

For more information about how Arts Council England invests in and supports music organisations, events and opportunities click here