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National Youth Folk Ensemble sampler day – London
June 3, 2016
Apply for a place in the National Youth Folk Ensemble!
We are looking for talented young musicians to form the first cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Attend a Sampler Day
Sampler Days are the first stage of the audition process. They are free to attend but places are limited.
Who can apply?
To register for a Sampler Day you will need to meet the following criteria:
- You are aged 14-18 on 1 September 2016
- You live in England
- You are able to play confidently on any instrument
- You are able to attend a final audition in London on 9 or 10 July 2016
- You are able to attend 4 weeks of residential courses in the school holidays (23 – 28 October 2016, February 2017, April 2017 and August 2017)
We are looking for musicians who demonstrate:
- Confidence, accuracy and skill on their chosen instrument
- Interest in folk music
- Ability to learn and play music by ear
- Folk character and style from any tradition
- Passion for playing and collaborating with others
- Interest in developing arrangements and creating music collaboratively
- Commitment to learning and developing as a musician
- Open-mindedness and willingness to share ideas