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Join NYJW!

NYJW Audition web image 2013-1The NYJW's residential course is ideal for both experienced jazz musicians and those who are new to jazz. Applications are welcomed from those who play saxophone, trumpet, trombone, guitar, piano, bass or drums. Please read carefully the notes below before clicking on the application form on the bottom of the page.

NYJW will meet for a 4-day residential course at Monmouth School for Girls in August. The course takes place during the Brecon Jazz Festival and students will have the opportunity to attend some of its concerts.
During the course players will work on big band and small ensemble repertoire under the expert tutelage of our team of professional coaches, led by Percy Pursglove. In addition to music making, members enjoy a lively entertainment programme run by the pastoral staff. Activities usually include sports such as swimming, football and rounders and evening events such as quizzes, talent nights and much more. The course culminates with a public performance in Monmouth School for Girls' Theatre.

Thursday 7th - Sunday 10th August RESIDENTIAL COURSE (Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth)

Saturday 9th August CONCERT (Brecon Jazz Festival)

Sunday 10th August CONCERT (Monmouth School for Girls, Monmouth)

The total cost of the course (which includes tuition, full board accommodation, return travel from Monmouth to Brecon and entry to Brecon Jazz Festival concerts) is £150.00, to be paid in three instalments - a small application deposit, second payment in December 2013 and final payment in February 2014.

We are keen to ensure that no-one is deterred from applying for National Youth Jazz Wales for financial reasons. All applications for assistance are treated in strictest confidence.

• Candidates should have been born in Wales and/or received their secondary education in Wales.
• Candidates should be between 12 and 21 years old (or 22, if still in full time education) on 31st August 2014.
• Candidates should normally be of around Grade VI standard though they do not need to have taken the exam.
• Candidates must be available for all course and concert dates. Please check your availability before applying.

    You will not be required to audition for membership of NYJW. However if there is over demand for places, you may be asked to supply a written reference from your head of school music (or similar) to support your application.

    When applying for membership, you will be required to pay a deposit of £30.00 which will be deducted from your overall course fee. This money will be refunded to you if you are not awarded a place on the course.

    Click here to complete the form online. (The closing date for applications is 30th September 2013.)