TVYO 50th Anniversary Tour | Full Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 20/08/2019  Categories: News, TVMS Concerts

Following months of planning, preparation and anticipation, Tees Valley Youth Orchestra finally celebrated their 50th Anniversary with a performance at the prestigious Carnegie Hall. The Journey Begins Tees Valley Youth Orchestra departed from Ian Ramsey Academy shortly after 6am on Monday 8th July. 120 students of varying ages, accompanied by 13 members of staff and Read more »

The Globe to Open in Late 2020

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 05/08/2019  Categories: News

Councillors have approved additional funding to complete the restoration of Stockton’s famous Globe theatre. £6.5 million has been approved for use on the Grade 2 music and comedy venue to bring the Art Deco building back to life. Once restored, the 3,000 capacity live entertainment venue will be the biggest between Newcastle and Leeds. Work Read more »

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Switch It: Supporting Vulnerable Young People in Hartlepool

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 30/07/2019  Categories: News

For those unfamiliar with the project, Switch It is a musical intervention for vulnerable young people who live in areas of large deprivation such as Hartlepool in the North East of England. The programme supports young people’s social and emotional development through targeted musical activities delivered by a team of specialist music leaders and youth Read more »

Nine In Ten Children Want To Learn A Musical Instrument, Survey Finds

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 07/06/2019  Categories: News, School Music

Research into children’s interest in learning a musical instrument finds that young children are keener than ever, but interest among other children is dwindling. A new piece of research by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra reveals nine in ten children want to learn a musical instrument. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the RPO, Read more »


Youth Music: School Music Lessons Should Cover Hip-Hop & Grime

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 24/05/2019  Categories: News

Youth Music calls for a focus on ‘Stromzy rather than Mozart’ to engage hard-to-reach and often disenfranchised pupils. The national charity has called for schools to adopt more current styles of music, citing newly conducted research that found more inclusive music-making improves concentration and attendance levels amongst pupils at risk of exclusion. A four years tidy Read more »

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Gala Concert – Recap

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 09/05/2019  Categories: News, TVMS Concerts

Tees Valley Youth Orchestra performed one of their largest and most ambitious concerts in its history on Sunday evening. After months of speculation and build up, the 50th Anniversary Gala Concert was here, with the event being held at the Sage Gateshead; one of the most prestigious arts and culture venues in the North East Read more »

Fundraising Target Reached For New York Tour

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 07/05/2019  Categories: Concerts, Fundraising, News, TVMS Concerts

With less than 2 months to go until Tees Valley Youth Orchestra depart for America on what will be their biggest tour to date, the fundraising target to ensure the tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience has been reached. In early 2018, following the confirmation of TVYO’s tour to New York, the Friends of Tees Valley Read more »

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Apply Now To Join TVYO In 2019/2020

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 24/04/2019  Categories: New Opportunities, News

The Orchestra  TVYO is a high standard, thriving full-size youth orchestra which gives several concerts each year in the Teesside area and beyond, including foreign tours. It regularly tackles exciting repertoire, and recent concerts have included critically acclaimed performances of Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 5, 7 and 10 at Sage Gateshead. The orchestra has been finalists Read more »

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How Can Babies And Toddlers Benefit From Music?

By: Ryan Howard  Date: 02/04/2019  Categories: News

Parents want to give their children the best life that they can. There are all sorts of things that you can do to help ensure that your baby thrives. Spending a lot of quality time together can be a big help. Making sure that they eat well goes a long way as well. A lot Read more »

Is There Really A Music Education Crisis?

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 27/03/2019  Categories: News

For years there have been cries from national newspapers and educational bodies that an expulsion of compulsory music education would be inevitable, citing the decreases in uptake for music at GCSE level. Even primary schools are experiencing a lull in provision for the arts subjects to make way for additional numeracy and literacy lessons. The Read more »