The conclusion to a five-day Aldeburgh Young Musicians residency exploring what it is like to be a session musician.

Composer, arranger and educator Joe Duddell and his accomplished team of artists will lead a week of immersive activity focussing on session music for students on the Aldeburgh Young Musicians (AYM) programme. In this culmination session, expect to hear a range of music from acoustic pop to amplified rock.

AYM is an artist development programme for musicians aged 10-18, based at Snape Maltings Concert Hall. Part of the national network of Centres for Advanced Training, AYM facilitates the musical development of over 30 young people, unlocking their potential through a range of inspirational and immersive residential courses and additional activities.

Members of AYM have access to some of the best musical training on offer, collaborating with expert professional musicians and like-minded peers to explore a diverse range of musical styles and approaches. Through interactive musical activities with an emphasis on autonomy, AYMs are encouraged to be their creative selves.

Each AYM experience is unique. We work with a broad range of exceptionally knowledgeable professionals who bring their individual approach, expertise, and experiences to the programme.

We are grateful to the Department for Education, The Leverhulme Trust, Skyrme Hart Charitable Trust, and the Sorkin Family Charitable Trust for their generous support toward Aldeburgh Young Musicians.