Cornwall Music Education Hub Ensembles
The Cornwall Music Education Hub recognises how valuable ensemble experience can be in the development of musical skills and supports a network of ensembles and choirs across the county to provide a rich and varied menu of musical opportunities for young people.
Hub County Ensembles
Joining CYO and CYWO
CYO and CYWO Audition form (Word)
If you have any questions or queries about joining CYO and CYWO please don't hesitate to contact us.
Subsidised Membership Fees
The Hub offers a 50% subsidy on the annual membership fee for students who meet one of the following criteria:
- Children in receipt of Free School Meals*
- Child of currently serving personnel of British Armed Forces (Please provide proof with your completed membership form)
- Child in Care*
*Eligibility will be checked against the Council's Central System.
Cancellation of CMEH Ensemble Rehearsals
Occasionally it may be necessary to cancel a rehearsal of one of our ensembles. Please see the policy below regarding the procedure for this:
In addition to its county level ensembles, the CMEH supports a network of other ensembles across the county through its annual Hub Ensemble grant programme. These ensembles are managed, administered and delivered by other organisations or individuals and receive a grant from the CMEH to support them.
All Hub funded/supported ensembles are invited to attend termly Ensemble network meetings which have been set up to encourage communication and sharing between ensembles.
The 2020/21 grant programme for regional ensembles is now open. Details of the scheme and application documents can be found here -
The ensembles currently in receipt of a CMEH Ensemble grant are:
Falmouth Junior Wind
Helston Junior Wind
The Hub is able to provide support to youth and school ensembles in the form of advice and support from our Progression and Ensemble Leads:
Janet is employed by the Cornwall Music Service Trust but commissioned by the Hub to lead on its Progression and Ensemble Strategy as well as being the Director of the Hub's Cornwall Youth Wind Orchestra. Janet is able to visit schools to support them in setting up their own ensemble opportunities or to discuss musical progression in their schools.
Patrick Bailey - Central and West Cornwall
Patrick is an experienced conductor, multi-instrumentalist and composer who has been commissioned by the Hub to provide support school and regional ensembles.