NYJO today announced that it has been awarded a major three-year grant as part of the Help Musicians UK (HMUK) National Grants Programme. NYJO will receive £45,000 in funding from HMUK over three years to underpin the development of the musicians in its flagship orchestra. The grant will support the travel costs for NYJO musicians from around the country (to help them attend NYJO gigs and rehearsals), an extensive CPD programme, and the provision of masterclasses from leading jazz musicians.
Claire Gevaux, Creative Director of HMUK, said: “NYJO and Help Musicians UK are both passionate about supporting musicians on the cusp of professional careers, and I am very pleased that NYJO will receive funding through the National Grants Programme. NYJO plays a crucial role in nurturing the next generation of emerging talent across the country, and HMUK’s grant will sustain this work as it develops over the years ahead.”
Nigel Tully, Executive Chair of NYJO, said: “We are delighted to have received renewed funding from Help Musicians – an organisation whose mission chimes beautifully with our own. Our flagship orchestra contains some of the finest future professional musicians of any genre from all over the country, and it’s wonderful to have HMUK so clearly on board supporting them and their professional development through NYJO.”
About Help Musicians
Help Musicians UK is the leading independent charity for musicians. For the last 96 years, we have helped thousands of musicians establish themselves in the music business, get through a serious crisis, cope with long-term difficulties and enjoy retirement. We are proud to invest in outstanding talent and help artists take their career to the next level.