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

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We’re delighted to announce that applications to join NYJO for 2019 are now OPEN!

If you are or know someone who is:

  • 24 or under
  • Preparing for or embarking on a career in jazz, musical theatre or session-playing
  • Seeking to develop sight-reading, 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 are now OPEN!


NYJO is a 23-piece orchestra of emerging professional musicians that meets each Saturday morning to rehearse, 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. As this limited tenure policy is new, more Chairs in the orchestra are open to applications this year than before.

Also new for this year – we are accepting composers!


Click here for full details about how to apply. Deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 26 November 2018.

Still unsure? Have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions to find out more.

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