Supporting Young Musicians through Jackdaws

I truly believe that Jackdaws has been instrumental in opening up the possibilities of a lifetime of music for my daughter through contact with so many professional musicians and through so many inspiring projects and workshops, from that initial outreach into a local school, nurturing her musicking right through to this point in her life.
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Jackdaws Patrons support our work with young people either by donating £1,000 per annum to our current education programme or by pledging a legacy to support future development of new projects.

Our Patrons help to ensure that Jackdaws can continue to give young people the very best experiences at the start of their musical life. In return, Patrons are invited to all our education project performances and to an annual lunch and concert to celebrate the work produced each year.

Jackdaws’ annual outreach programme supports music activity by young people at all levels: from a first encounter with opera; through instrumental workshops; a music club for young instrumentalists; an annual project with SEND schools and opportunities to create and perform work on the public stage right up to the finalists in the Maureen Lehane Vocal Awards performing at the Wigmore Hall. All our projects are designed to inspire the future generation, giving them access to professional musicians of the highest standing, to inspire and support their musical development.

The programme costs in the region of £75,000 a year and is more important than ever as music opportunities in schools are increasingly sidelined. A small group of keen Jackdaws supporters have come together to create a Patrons Club to help raise the funds to ensure the programme can continue to expand over the coming years. We are now looking for individuals, who understand the many benefits a life with music bestows, to join the Patrons club and help ensure that young people continue to share those benefits in the future. Patrons gather annually for lunch and a concert at Jackdaws to celebrate the work produced each year.

You can join the Jackdaws Patrons club by:

Donating £1,000 per annum to support our current programme of activities

Making a pledge to bequest to Jackdaws in your will to support Jackdaws future programme

If you can help to support the future of music education, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact our Development Manager, Kate Meadows at , Tel 01373 812383, in the first instance, for information on our programme for young people, how your donation could help support young music making and the benefits of making a bequest to Jackdaws.