The mission of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain (NYCGB) is to inspire and empower young people throughout the UK through the life changing experience of singing together. They are a national champion for youth choral music, standing for artistic excellence, creative diversity, and openness and relevance to all. NMC partners with NYCGB on their Young Composers Scheme, an annual initiative which identifies and develops four talented composers aged 18-29 who are passionate about creating high quality, imaginative new music for vocal ensembles.

Running over a whole year, it offers a four-phase programme of residential courses, workshops, peer and professional mentoring, performance showcases and release of a commercial digital recording on NMC.