Apply for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra
NYJO invites young musicians aged 24 and under with experience of playing big-band jazz, and who are preparing for a performing career, to apply for positions in their flagship 23-piece jazz orchestra. Unlike other youth music organisations, NYJO musicians are paid for gigs, broadcasts and education work they undertake.
Successful applicants will work with Artistic and Music Director Mark Armstrong, and Deputy Music Director Winston Rollins, to prepare an eclectic repertoire of historic and contemporary music for big-band, and perform around 40 concerts a year around the UK and internationally. NYJO musicians are also invited to take an active part in our Learning and Participation work, and may have opportunities to work in smaller ensembles alongside the jazz orchestra.
PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW CLOSED. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE NEXT ROUND OF AUDITIONS.
Who can apply?
- Musicians aged 24 and under
- Musicians should play instruments in the NYJO line-up (alto, tenor & bari saxes, flute, french horn, trombone, bass trombone, trumpet/flugel horn, piano, bass, drums, guitar, female and male vocalists)