We are committed to nurturing musical talent and excellence, offering many opportunities for young people to develop their skills including
Higher Education partnerships
Through our partnerships, we support training in music for performers, composers and students hoping to achieve a career in music and events. We have long term partnerships with Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and the Royal Northern College of Music enabling young people to gain practical experience learning from our world class musicians and experienced staff.
We offer young composers opportunities to develop new work, and to receive mentoring from professional composers through two competitions: Rushworth Young Composers for composers aged 14-18 and the Rushworth Composition Prize , which provides a unique opportunity for an early-career composer aged 18+, who writes original music, to develop their talent through a wide range of support and guidance from across the music profession.
National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries
We are part of the Industry Steering Group establishing a new National College for the Creative and Cultural Industries, commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and led by Creative & Cultural Skills. The College will develop and deliver new qualifications for backstage roles that are devised by employers and address current and future skills needs in the workforce. Other organisations involved include the BBC, Live Nation, ATG, White Light, BECTU, ABTT, Royal Opera House and the National Theatre.