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MAC Partner Youth Music to Host First-ever Awards

Mon 5 August 2019

Having worked with Youth Music for over seven years, MAC Makes Music is excited for the announcement of the first-ever Youth Music Awards to mark the organisation’s 20th anniversary. The Awards will celebrate the achievements of both young musicians across the country, as well as the organisations working to help children and young people to achieve personal and musical growth.

With the support of Youth Music, Midland Arts Centre’s in-house programme MAC Makes Music aims to break down the barriers to music making that some people face. The programme provides and develops creative music making opportunities specifically for children and young people that have Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities, as well as those with Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs.

MAC Makes Music passionately advocates for musical inclusion, whilst tapping into areas where music isn’t currently accessible for some young people.

“We are proud to work with a team of exceptionally talented professional musicians with expertise ranging from music technology to song writing, who are extremely skilful and emotionally intelligent facilitators. We connect with experts within the field of musical inclusion to create training opportunities that up-skill the workforce for those who are passionate about helping children and young people to make music.”- MAC Makes Music

Delivering free and heavily subsidised extra-curricular activities based at MAC, from working with MAC’s band-in-residence SWITCH, to inclusive ensemble sessions and creative play workshops, MAC Makes Music works tirelessly to help to create opportunities for those who are excluded from accessing music in their lives.

“We have our fingers and toes crossed for the freelance music leaders that work with us, and all of the acts and young musicians we have nominated. We can’t wait for the event to take place!” – MAC Makes Music 

For more information about MAC Makes Music, click here.