Update! All Auditions & Recruitment Postponed Until 2021

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All Auditions & Recruitment Postponed Until 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic we have taken the decision to postpone our auditions and selection process for the NYJO Academy Big Band, the NYJO Jazz Orchestra and the NYJO Jazz Exchange scheme until Autumn 2021.

We are extending the tenure of current band members to take account of the cancellation and postponement of most of our live activity since March 2020, as we want to give current members an equal opportunity to perform as they would have expected under normal circumstances. This also allows us to co-ordinate our selection process to allow for better progression routes and coordination between the members of our different ensembles.

In the meantime, please use our Virtual Academy resources to aid your preparation – especially the “Minus One” versions of Jazz Orchestra repertoire – by familiarising yourself with the techniques and musicianship you’ll need to demonstrate once we begin processing applications again. It’s also just another way to help you practise, perform and improve from wherever you are!


For those  of you who have already reached out, we will ensure you are contacted nearer the time to provide the latest information relating to your application.

If you have any questions relating to your upcoming application for NYJO, please contact Roger Wilson (Head of Professional Development) here.

If you’re involved with a NYJO Academy and would like to discuss progression opportunities, feel free to contact Claire Furlong (Head of Learning & Participation) here.

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