Each year we offer opportunities to talented young musicians (aged 11-21), who play ANY instrument to a grade 7 standard and above, to play in a pit-band, on-stage band or as an actor-musician! You'll work with a professional team to create a brand new show on one of our summer residential productions.
Audition for BYMT Musician Pool
The BYMT Musician Pool is a collection of musicians who have successfully auditioned having performed at the required standard. BYMT then invite musicians from the pool to work on our projects across the country.
Joining BYMT Company
Once you have successfully joined the BYMT Musician Pool, as requirements develop for each of the summer productions, you will be invited to join a specific BYMT company. You’ll be placed on a residential project, between 1 and 2 weeks long, to create a brand new piece of music theatre. BYMT projects take place in July/August across the UK and the selection process is not based on geography, so you may not be placed on the course closest to where you live - you may be working in London, Aberdeen, Plymouth, Belfast or somewhere else! As we gather the requirements for each show, musicians will be chosen from the pool.
Previous year's shows included the following instrumentalists:
A Winter’s Tale: piano, keys, 2 x violin, 2 x cello, double bass, cornet, guitar, accordion, harp, vibraphone, steel pans and percussion.
Help! Get me out of this Musical: keyboard, bass guitar, lead guitar and drums.
Barrack Room Ballads: an ensemble of percussion, brass, woodwind and strings
Paperboy looked for a replica band to play the music of the Bay City Rollers
“It's hard to over-estimate the life-changing effect of BYMT on its participants.”Howard Goodall (award-winning composer)