September 2018 – CYMT is delighted to become an Artsmark Partner on the Artsmark Partnership Programme supporting cultural education, endorsed by Arts Council England.
As an Artmark Partner, Centre for Young Musicians Taunton (CYMT) has signed up to the Artsmark Partnership Programme Code of Practice ensuring quality of delivery, breadth of perspective, promotion and communication, accountability and quality of assurance.
CYMT agrees to incorporate the following quality principles in the design and delivery of its work:
- CYMT strives for excellence and innovation for students including regular sustainable musical training & visits from world class musicians.
- CYMT strives for excellence and innovation for staff including regular training & CPD.
- CYMT offers an authentic musical experience of regular and one-off music workshops as well as a variety of performance opportunities.
- CYMT has an exciting, inspiring and engaging programme of music-making for young people aged 5 – 18.
- CYMT ensures a positive and inclusive experience for all young people attending the Centre.
- CYMT involves young people in its programming and evaluation of its services.
- CYMT enables personal progression for all young people attending the Centre.
- CYMT develops belonging and ownership through the young people’s involvement in the Centre’s programming.
- CYMT provides high quality sustainable musical training for young people on Saturdays in term time.
Above: CYMT students aged 5 – 18 collaborating in a live performance of Vance Joy’s Riptide in the ensembles concert 30/06/2018.
Launched in March 2014, CYMT is open to all committed young musicians aged 5-18 to attend on Saturdays in term-time. The Centre offers a sustainable programme of weekly training taught by a high quality team of dedicated and enthusiastic tutors, as well as regular visits by professional musicians on tour to Somerset. Activities at the Centre on Saturdays comprise ensemble work including orchestra and bands, singing, instrumental lessons, creative music technology, history of music, theory of music, and aural classes, and individual instrumental and vocal tuition.
CYMT is based at Richard Huish College in Taunton, and with bursaries available from the Guildhall School and Sound Foundation Somerset, all children aged 5 – 18 interested in music can join CYMT at any time in the academic year, from beginners to advanced, and there are no auditions.
Students have regular opportunities to perform any styles of music they wish, and CYMT strives to support all students with a friendly, welcoming and all-inclusive atmosphere.
CYMT is proud to join the Artsmark Partnership Programme and Rachael Parvin, Head of CYMT would welcome contact from any educational setting on its Artsmark journey.