Music for Youth is a unique organisation that exists to support and connect young musicians and their teachers and music leaders all over the UK, through performance based events in the form of regional and national festivals each year. These attract around 40,000 young musicians who perform to peers, the public, and to MFY’s professional Music Mentors, who provide each group with constructive feedback to assist their onward musical journey. From these festivals, MFY invites 3,000 young musicians to perform at London's Royal Albert Hall each year, in three spectacular showcase concerts.
MFY offers young musicians and their music teachers and leaders the chance to be part of a national picture, to celebrate their achievements on a national stage and to present the richness and diversity of young people's music making across the country to a wider audience.
MFY uses its position as a musical matchmaker to champion identified causes, be a catalyst for new ideas and projects, and broker collaborations and partnerships between groups, organisations and artists.
MFY does this through Massed Ensemble projects involving 400-600 young people from a particular region, Primary Prom concerts around the country for primary school audiences, a Young Artist Development Programme where young composer/artists are mentored by professional composers and write a new work, and a whole host of workshop activities, professional development programmes and curriculum based projects, which link into our national programme of events.