Peak District Music Centres (PDMC)
Peak District Music Centres (PDMC) hosts groups and ensembles for young musicians from beginner to advanced abilities in the Buxton, Bakewell and surrounding Peak District areas of Derbyshire.
Our principal activity is to bring young musicians together to experience playing in an ensemble at weekly term-time rehearsals. Motivated by talented ensemble directors, our players are able to develop their musical skills and to make new musical friends.
We have wind and string ensembles which range from beginners and early years through to accomplished players and school leaving age. Our players are able to progress over time to the highest levels of which they are capable.
We also have a jazz orchestra and a junior and a youth choir. Most of our ensembles meet in Buxton, Bakewell or the Hope Valley.
There are also regular opportunities to perform - both in informal settings in front of friends and family and at prestigious public venues. These performances often allow our younger players to learn from, and even play with, our senior players.
Our most senior groups give top class concert performances and have performed in national venues such as Symphony Hall in Birmingham. In most years our senior groups also take turns to undertake a tour abroad.
A number of our former players have pursued successful careers in music, and many others have taken with them a lifelong passion for music and music making.
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Music-making groups and ensembles for musicians of all ages and abilities | Based in Bakewell and Buxton and the Peak District area