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What is PCYM?

The Peterborough Centre for Young Musicians (PCYM) is an exciting venture for the region’s enthusiastic young musicians. A joint initiative between Peterborough Music Hub, Ormiston Bushfield Academy and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama it is a Guildhall Young Artist Network Partner. The Guildhall School is now the largest provider of high-quality training for talented young musicians in the country and with the introduction of PCYM Peterborough’s young instrumentalists have been given the opportunity to train locally in association with one of the world’s leading conservatoires.


Admission is by audition and the Centre is aimed at children and young people aged between 7-18 years. The Centre is not for the complete beginner - however it seeks to attract talented young musicians in the earliest stages of learning who are able to demonstrate a technical and musical fluency. Acceptance is based on musical potential with bursaries available for eligible applicants.


PCYM offers a comprehensive package of training - developing key skills in regular practice, instrumental and vocal technique, musical analysis and performance. It is part of an ongoing strategy to create a regional musical profile for the city and make it a destination for the best in music tuition and performance skills. PCYM offers the perfect environment for creative excellence and a superb foundation for higher education training options and future professional music careers..

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