Regional Festival of Music for Youth

Talented Young North East Singers Offered Inspirational Singing Experience

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 14/02/2020  Categories: News

More than 60 talented young singers from across the North East region including Newcastle, Tyneside, Northumberland, Durham, Darlington, Teesside and Sunderland, had the opportunity to experience being part of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) early in February at a free event organised as part of Durham Vocal Festival. 


‘Youthquake’ – Inspiring Young People To Change The World

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 17/01/2020  Categories: New Opportunities, News

Youthquake is a 360-degree theatre experience from the award-winning Zest Theatre. The show is about being young and changing the world. Developed through conversations with 800 young people from across the country, Youthquake uses their words and opinions to give voice to a generation often left unheard. Part show, part TED talk, and part party, Read more »


Music Production Courses Coming February Half-Term

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 17/01/2020  Categories: New Opportunities, News

Are you aged between 13 – 18? Or do you know someone who is and would like to get involved in music production? If you are, Musinc has a fantastic opportunity for you! On Tuesday 18th February, Wednesday 19th February and Thursday 20th February, Musinc will host a series of music production activities focused on Read more »

Multi-million Pound Culture Boost For Children In Schools

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 06/01/2020  Categories: News

£80 million for music hubs has been agreed by the Government, with further investment in film, dance, theatre and design expected in the coming months.   Thousands more children will be able to learn instruments and play in orchestras or choirs thanks to a further £80 million investment by the Government in music hubs. Alongside this Read more »

Music Education ‘Risks Being Outdated By Technology’

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 13/12/2019  Categories: News

Music teaching could be left behind in an outdated acoustic age if it does not keep-up with technology, an in-depth report says. Too much music education does not reflect the reality of how young people engage with music, according to the inquiry from The Music Commission. It says there is a risk this “disconnect” means Read more »

Hartlepool School Pupils To Take Part In Children In Need Choir

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 11/11/2019  Categories: Fundraising, News, School Music

Pupils from a number of primary schools in Hartlepool will come together as part of the national Children In Need Choir in an effort to raise money for children in less fortunate and very difficult lives. The choir, which is set to be broadcast live on BBC One, will feature children from across the country. Read more »

Opera Singer Anna Huntley

Opera Singer will Return to Teesside for Special Concert

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 04/11/2019  Categories: Concerts, News

Former TVMS pupil Anna Huntley, who has made her mark around the world for opera singing, will return to her Teesside roots and perform a special homecoming recital at Stokesley Methodist Church on Sunday 10th November. Originally from Yarm, Miss Huntley started off her musical journey in Tees Valley Youth Orchestra before leaving to study Read more »

BBC’s Songs of Praise Youth Choir of the Year Competition

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 22/10/2019  Categories: New Opportunities, News

The 2020 competition is now open for entries and aims to find the best amateur Young Choirs in the UK. It’s your chance to shine! BBC Songs of Praise warmly welcome applications from youth, community, church, school and gospel choirs. In fact, any choir can enter as long as you’re of the right age (see Read more »

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

Audition for National Youth Choirs of Great Britain

By: Adam Cooper  Date: 25/09/2019  Categories: New Opportunities, News

National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) are holding auditions for the National Youth Boys’, Girls’ and Training Choirs of Great Britain this autumn. If you have a passion and a talent for singing with others that you want to take to the highest level, then NYCGB would love to hear from you. There are Read more »

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 »