Youth Music Initiative 20th Anniversary Celebration

In 2022, we celebrated 20 incredible years of the Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

In 2022, we celebrated 20 incredible years of the Youth Music Initiative (YMI).

The impact of YMI can be felt far and wide across Scotland, and in 2022 we spoke far and wide about the joy, resilience, community and opportunities that YMI has nurtured since 2003.

Discover more about what we got up to and find out how YMI will continue to support vital, lifelong learning and joy through music experiences to children and young people for the next 20 years.

Watch and share our 20th anniversary video

The Sound of the Youth Music Initiative

Enjoy our specially selected playlist, featuring tracks from participants and tutors of #YMIScotland funded projects both past and present. The perfect soundtrack to your day!

#YMusicMatters Event 2023

Young children in school uniform look down from a balcony. Image by Venture Creative for YMI.

School pupils look down at the crowd before their performance at the #YMusicMatters event. Image by Venture Creative.

As part of the 2023 celebrations, we hosted a special industry event to bring the Youth Music sector together and celebrate #YMusicMatters.

Taking place at Johnstone Town Hall, it featured a range of guest speakers who shared their stories and discussed the national picture of music education in Scotland.

We also welcomed our guests to experience our breakout spaces where they could Come and Watch young performers, Come and Hear from inspiring projects and Come and Try cutting-edge equipment.

Thanks to everyone who came, particularly the performers, pupils, and Neil Grey MSP who gave the closing remarks.

Discover more about the day from YMI Manager, Morag in our Spotlight feature.

Send us your story

Have you been involved in YMI? We’d love to hear from you so we can share your story! Whether you’ve been a participant or involved in leading a project, we want to shout far and wide about everything you’ve been doing.

Get in touch with the team: [email protected]