Working for music around Plymouth and encouraging young people to develop an interest in music

Plymouth Music Accord supports the appreciation and performance of music around Plymouth for the benefit of all and the young in particular. We represent most local orchestras, choirs, ensembles and venues and help promote their interests, activities and events.

Much of our work is aimed at young people, from primary school children through to aspiring young musicians. Find out more via the categories below:


Championing live music in Plymouth

As well as promoting the concerts run by our member organisations, PMA also co-operates in the publication of an online Concert  Diary which lists most local classical, choral, jazz and folk events.
Around Plymouth in Music and Pictures, a book and CD, including 14 pieces of music with links to the city, is on sale

Around Plymouth in Music and Pictures

Inspiring young people to enjoy and to make music

"Our dream is that every child should have access to music"
Julian Lloyd Webber, PMA President.

Involvement in music is shown to benefit young people's learning. "All children should have the opportunity to enjoy music, learn a musical instrument and sing"
National Curriculum
PMA funds activities for children from primary schools through to those aiming for a career in music, including
The Concert Experience  funding tickets to enable school children to experience live music events.

Tuition Group from Lipson
The Tuition Project supporting group tuition in secondary schools that could not otherwise be afforded.

Developing skills and experience

Internships that enable more advanced young musicians to experience rehearsing and performing with an established orchestra, band or choir, with
professional musicians and conductors.

Young Musicians' Platform - professional opportunities that give advanced musicians a helping hand into the profession by facilitating a first public performance, helping with the purchase of professional standard
instruments or supporting other needs.


Join the PMA and help promote and develop music in and around Plymouth

Become an individual member (annual or life membership) or join us as an organisation member. We will keep you updated with local events by member organisations which we help to publicise.

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Julian Lloyd Webber


We are proud and delighted to have Julian Lloyd Webber OBE as President of Plymouth Music Accord. After a stellar career as internationally famous cellist and recording artist, Julian was until recently Principal of the Birmingham Conservatoire.

He is very active in promoting musical education in schools and is founder of the British Government's In Harmony programme, encouraging community development through music in some of England's most deprived areas.

"Our dream is that EVERY child should have access to music"
Julian Lloyd Webber

Contact the Plymouth Music Accord

For general enquiries please contact the Secretary:
Roger Viles
14 Kingsland Gardens Close
Plymouth PL3 5NR
Tel: 01752 262668

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