National Youth Jazz Orchestra Academy

Date: Sunday 17 February 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm
Price: FREE
Venue: Archbishop Temple School, St Vincents Rd, Fulwood, Preston PR2 8RA

Are you a young musician interested in developing your skills in jazz and improvised music? We invite you to come and work with some of the UK’s finest jazz musicians as part of our brand new Lancashire NYJO Regional Academy.

Based in Preston with sessions every half term, the Academy will be full day workshop with a NYJO Leader and a team of NYJO Young Ambassadors. The sessions will mainly focus on small band and improvisation skills, complementing the excellent county jazz orchestra opportunities we have in the county.

This term’s workshops are taking place on:

Sunday 17th February, 10am – 4pm

Sunday 24th March, 10am – 4pm

The Lancashire NYJO Academy aims to cater for both intermediate and more advanced musicians and we welcome any instrument (including voice). You will need to be aged 18 or under and, to get the most out of this opportunity, we would recommend you are a minimum of grade 3/4 standard on your instrument (this is only a guide and recognise that many musicians don’t take formal exams).

These first 2 session are offered FREE of charge. Sign up via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lancashire-nyjo-regional-academy-tickets-55403080104

This is part of NYJO’s aim to ‘level the playing field for jazz education’ so that young musicians from across the UK have equal opportunities to develop their talents. There is also a NYJO Academy starting in Cumbria as well as existing academies in Wiltshire, Darlington and London.

Members of the academy will also be invited to perform at the NYJO concert on Saturday 9th March at Lancaster University. https://www.lancashiremusichub.co.uk/site/events/national-youth-jazz-orchestra-concert/  

If you would like any further information, please email cath.sewell@lancashire.gov.uk.