Play a supporting role

Our charity currently has a small staff team and a hard-working board, but we still rely on a great many volunteers who very generously donate their time to our charity.

The question is: do you fancy joining us?

Are you looking for a charity to share your expertise and time with? Perhaps you’re a musician yourself, perhaps you know someone who has inspired you, perhaps you just want to support the next generation; but whatever your reason to want to help, we’re always on the lookout for new volunteers.  Some volunteers offer specialist advice, join us for project-based work or support us on an ongoing basis.

To discuss your ideas get in touch with Hannah Turner: [email protected]

Meet some of our current volunteers by expanding the box below.

We are hugely grateful to all our volunteers; those who give their time an ongoing basis, listed above, and the many more who support our fundraising, marketing and events on an ad-hoc basis.

Edward Webb

Volunteer Photographer

Edward Webb

Volunteer Photographer

I studied music at university and have spent most of my working life in the professional music sector. I run my own consultancy which covers music education policy; event and project management; operations and governance; organisational change and strategic development. I currently hold roles with the Association of British Orchestras, PRS for Music Foundation and Sound and Music. I enjoy using my extensive professional network to match people with ideas and to develop creative solutions.

I am an active musician, singing backing vocals with a country and western band; and I am an active consumer of the arts, in particular new music, theatre, art and so on.

I became a Trustee of Awards for Young Musicians because I believe that all children and young people should have the opportunity to develop and realise their potential and talent and I am proud to be part of an organisation that provides support, information and guidance to enable them to do so.

Stephanie Kulesza

Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator

Stephanie Kulesza

Volunteer Opportunities Coordinator

I first heard Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf  when I was five years old, and since then, music has been a huge part of my life. I was able to attend some wonderful Robert Mayer concerts for children and soon began learning the flute and piano and joining the choir at school. Eventually I studied singing for four years at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama including two years on the opera course.  After several years singing professionally, in between bringing up three children, I decided to go into the administrative side of music.

I took up jobs at the London Symphony Orchestra, Harold Holt Music Management and Decca Records, then in 1999 I joined BBC Radio 3 where I worked on the Lunchtime Concerts, the Opera and the Proms Season, carrying out research for the presenters, arranging recording sessions, booking artists and liaising with agents and concert venues.  I recently retired and after having met Philip Jones at a concert I became very interested in the work of AYM.

I was so impressed by the young AYM Award winners who performed at the House of Commons, that I offered to become a volunteer. Having been so lucky with my own music education, I am really keen to further AYM’s work in helping talented young musicians and my aim is to help them acquire as wide an experience as possible of the wonderful world of music.

Get in touch

Want to talk to us about supporting our work?
Please feel free to contact our Awards Programme Manager if you have any questions.

Hannah Turner

E: [email protected]
T: 0300 302 0335


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