Inspirational musical experiences for young people
We are SEDMC
We’re a youth music charity delivering exciting, vibrant and inspiring musical experiences for young musicians.
Alongside weekly rehearsals – all directed by professional musicians – our members take part in regular concerts, workshops and tours.
As a non-profit, we promote access to music through subsidised fees for every member, and additional bursaries for families in need.
From your first five notes through to post-grade 8 – we’ve got bands, orchestras, choirs and chamber groups for musicians of all standards.
Explore what’s on offer:
Why we’re different
Every rehearsal and workshop we run is delivered by professional musicians – who are not only experts within their fields, but experienced teachers and mentors too.
Coupled with this is a caring, supportive environment and space to socialise – helping young members grow in confidence and make friends – and memories! – for life.
As a charity, all our work is subsidised, making these opportunities accessible to all young people.
Where we’re based
Our main Saturday morning centre is based in Kirk Hallam, Ilkeston. A Cappella group, ‘Fresh Harmonies’ takes place Wednesdays after school in Long Eaton.
Our Saturday timetable is currently split across three sites to accomodate COVID safety measures.
We’re easily accessible to members from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire – with members joining us from across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.
Big Kirk Hallam
St John’s Parish Church & Hall, Long Eaton
St John’s Parish Church & Hall
Our alumni (hidden)
Over the years, we’ve seen hundreds of members grow up through SEDMC and go on to achieve amazing things.
We’re proud of the varied careers and paths they’ve followed and of how their time at SEDMC played a part.
Find out where some of our alumni are now: