Jazz Applications 2021

Jazz Applications are now open and have a closing date of Friday 25 September 2020

It's free to audition and bursaries are available.

The NYOS Jazz vision is to:

  • Develop a new generation of jazz musicians, open to all styles and eager to spread the word of jazz 
  • Create a clear journey of musical development with various entry and exit points 
  • Nurture talent by offering opportunities to study and perform jazz at the highest possible level, with respected professional musicians from the UK and beyond 
  • Enhance the performing experience by bringing young musicians of advanced proficiency together
  • Continually improve the level of playing and improvising in all ensembles  

If you are interested in applying and are an instrumentalist or vocalist aged between 12 and 25 then NYOS would like to hear from you. Closing date for applications is Friday 25 September 2020.

This year so far has been a challenging time and COVID-19 has caused disruption in all our lives. If you would like to apply to NYOS for 2021 activities, but are hesitant to do so due to not having your usual access to instruments, lessons and music making opportunities, please do not let this be a barrier.

We understand the obstacles musicians currently face and are fully flexible in accommodating applicants’ needs as best we can. Our application process is straightforward, and all auditions are submitted via recorded video this year.

If you foresee any issues with submitting an online application and/or audition, please reach out to us to discuss.

Contact Jazz Ensembles Manager, Jill Dykes, via email at jilldykes@nyos.co.uk