The Centre for Young Musicians (CYM) relies on support from music lovers who want to help young people continue their music education regardless of their family circumstance.

If you would simply like to make a donation – any amount is extremely welcome and the Foundation for Young Musicians (FYM) can reclaim Gift Aid (if eligible) making your support worth 25% more to CYM.

All donors will receive a termly e-newsletter about the Saturday Centre and its activities.

Alternatively, if you would like to get more involved, we should like to suggest a number of different Patronage levels which you can pay annually or monthly. Here are just some examples of how your support will directly benefit CYM students and encourage them to continue with their music making.

Music Patron

By giving £10 a month or £120 a year, you could pay for a pupil’s annual sheet music hire.

  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch a Saturday session at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website

Instrument Patron

By giving £25 a month or £300 a year, you could pay for a pupil’s annual instrument hire.

  • Invitation for two to the annual Louis Watt Competition to watch top CYM students perform for this prestigious award
  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch Saturday sessions at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website and in concerts programmes

Ensemble Patron

By giving £50 a month or £600 a year, you could pay for a pupil to attend any CYM Ensemble (of your choice) string, wind, brass, guitar, folk, jazz etc) to rehearse and perform during the academic year.

  • Invitation for two to pre & interval drinks receptions at one of the London Schools Symphony Orchestra (LSSO) concerts at the Barbican & the CYM Annual Concert with complimentary programmes
  • Invitation for two to the annual Louis Watt Competition to watch top CYM students perform for this prestigious award
  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch Saturday sessions at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website and in concerts programmes

Orchestra Patron

By giving £100 a month or £1,200 a year, you could pay for a pupil to participate in the London Schools Chamber Orchestra (LSCO) or London Youth Wind Band (LYWB) (which feed into the LSSO) and go on the Summer Tour.

  • Invitation for two to the termly concert of your chosen orchestra
  • Invitation for two to the annual Louis Watt Competition to watch top CYM students perform for this prestigious award
  • Invitation for two to pre & interval drinks receptions at one of the LSSO concerts at the Barbican & the CYM Annual Concert with complimentary programmes
  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch Saturday sessions at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website and in concerts programmes

Composition Patron

By giving £250 a month or £3000 a year, you could pay for a pupil to compose a new work.

  • Opportunity to attend the Premiere performance of the student’s composition
  • Opportunity to meet and talk with the composer
  • Invitation for two to the annual Louis Watt Competition to watch top CYM students perform for this prestigious award
  • Invitation for two to pre & interval drinks receptions at one of the LSSO concerts at the Barbican & the CYM Annual Concert with complimentary programmes
  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch Saturday sessions at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website and in concerts programmes

Soloist Patron

By giving £500 a month or £6,000 a year you could pay for one of the CYM pupils to perform as a soloist at the LSSO.

  • Opportunity to support a talented student of your choice & receive regular updates about his/her progress from CYM teaching staff & attend any recitals/ concerts they perform on behalf of CYM
  • Invitation for two to the Chair’s Dinner after the Autumn LSSO concert at the Barbican
  • Opportunity to attend the Premiere performance of the student’s composition
  • Opportunity to meet and talk with the composer
  • Invitation for two to the annual Louis Watt Competition to watch top CYM students perform for this prestigious award
  • Invitation for two to pre & interval drinks receptions at one of the LSSO concerts at the Barbican & the CYM Annual Concert with complimentary programmes
  • Opportunity to meet CYM students and staff and watch Saturday sessions at Morley College & attend informal Saturday concerts of your chosen Ensemble
  • Copy of Upbeat–the termly magazine that keeps you in touch with CYM students –past & present
  • Listed as a supporter on CYM’s website and in concerts programmes

Become A Patron

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