Berkshire Maestros Job Opportunities Berkshire Music Hub


The Academy@Maestros programme provides committed, young musicians who show promise and talent with additional extension and enrichment activities to inspire and motivate them to realise their full potential.

Berkshire Maestros aims to identify promising young musicians at the earliest possible opportunity, to monitor progress and create bespoke learning pathways to help on the journey from beginner to advanced level and beyond.

The primary objectives of the opportunities offered by the Academy are:

  • To enhance musical skills and understanding and to explore new disciplines to ensure a pupil’s maximum potential is reached
  • To provide coaching sessions, masterclasses, workshops and consultation lessons with leading visiting professional tutors and performers
  • To meet and work with other like-minded musicians from across the county in a variety of engaging activities

Academy programmes are available for Orchestral instruments, Guitar, Keyboard and Voice with activities organised in three tiers:

  • Debut (beginner to Grade 3)
  • Intermediate (Graded 3 - 6)
  • Advanced (Grades 6+)

Progression through the tiers of the Academy will lead on to young musicians joining the relevant senior county ensemble available through Berkshire Maestros. These are Berkshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkshire Youth Guitar Ensemble, Berkshire Youth Choir and Berkshire Youth Percussion Ensemble.

Throughout the year, the Academy will provide opportunities for the ablest young musicians to learn alongside specialist tutors and visiting professionals through a variety of workshops, courses, masterclasses, consultation lessons, special events, concert trips and enrichment activities. These will enable participants to develop as musicians.

If you know of a promising young musician whom you believe should be considered for the Academy, please nominate them as early as possible.

REMA (Register of Exceptional Musical Ability)

The Register of Exceptional Musical Ability is maintained by the Berkshire Music Hub. It allows schools, music teachers and parents to work together to support, inspire and motivate the most promising young musicians in Berkshire. Recommendations are made by the teacher, school or parent, and assessments are made by the Academy Senior Leader during lessons or ensemble sessions. The register is reviewed termly by the Academy Senior Leader. Inclusion in REMA provides extension and enrichment opportunities for promising young musicians with a keen awareness of their personal, social and musical needs including:

  • Specialist instrumental/vocal tuition

  • Guidance for ensemble membership

  • Tailor-made workshops and concert events

REMA also provides a pathway for future membership to Academy@Maestros and Berkshire county youth ensembles.

If you know someone who you believe should be on the register please complete the REMA nomination form here.

Download more information about REMA

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Please click on the links below to find out more about the different areas of our Academy:

Choral Academy

Choral Academy

Orchestral Academy

Orchestral Academy

Guitar Academy

Guitar Academy

Piano Academy

Piano Academy

To withdraw from Academy please click here

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