National Youth Jazz Collective is delighted to launch its 2012 National Youth Jazz Summer School, which will be held at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, from Sunday 12th August to Sunday 19th August 2012.
The National Summer School will culminate in a performance involving all participants on Saturday 18th August at 6pm, preceded by a seminar hosted by Jazz FM’s Helen Mayhew at 4.30pm on “Good Practice for Young Jazz Musicians”.
During the Summer School, 30 gifted and talented young jazz musicians aged 14 - 18 will work on small group improvisational jazz, with some of the country’s leading performers and educators including NYJC’s Founder and Executive Artistic Director Issie Barratt, Nic France, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble, Jeremy Price, Percy Pursglove, Nick Smart, Martin Speake and Mike Walker.
Summer School students are selected by audition. Auditions are held across the country and will take place during the Easter holidays. We shall also be offering places on the Collective's 3 day summer short course to 15 summer school auditionees that show promise, but aren't yet ready to progress onto the main, week-long Summer School.
NYJC is committed to ensuring that no one is deterred from applying to audition for the National Youth Jazz Summer School for financial reasons. The auditions are free of charge, whilst the cost of the residential week is £350. Anyone in need of help with the travel expenses to the audition or travel and fee costs for the summer school week can apply for a means-tested bursary.
More info and online applications can be found at http://www.nyjc.co.uk/summerschool.htm
Deadline for applications is 24th February 2012.