Applications to join the National Youth Jazz Orchestra 2020 are now OPEN!

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Applications to join NYJO for 2020 are now OPEN!


If you are or know someone who is:

  • 23 years old or under on 1 January 2020
  • Preparing for or embarking on a career in jazz, musical theatre or session-playing
  • Seeking to develop ensemble playing and interpretation skills
  • OR a composer keen to develop skills writing and arranging for big band
  • Keen to learn from and perform with the best in the business


Then we’d love to hear from you!


Applications to join the National Youth Jazz Orchestra 2020 are now OPEN!



NYJO is a 24-piece orchestra of emerging professional musicians that meets each Saturday morning to rehearse at Morpeth School (Bethnal Green, London), and performs around 35 PAID concerts, broadcasts and recordings per year.

Once accepted, musicians are offered a place for two years, at the end of which they can choose to graduate or re-audition.

Auditions will take place in Leeds, Cardiff and London around the end November/beginning of December (dates to be confirmed in due course).



Find out How to Apply for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Read our Frequently Asked Questions


Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 21 October 2019.

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