Our Musician Auditions for 2023 are now available to book!
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 or on-stage band!
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A PRODUCTION?
You’ll be placed on a residential project, between one and two 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! You’ll be working with a professional team to create a brand-new show on one of our residential productions. The majority of the material will be provided whilst your on site, so get ready for fast creation of some wonderful music!
Last year's shows included the following instrumentalists:
Cabaret Havana – guitar, saxophone, clarinet, drums, piano, trumpet, creating a Latin-infused score.
Breadboy – electric guitar, bass guitar, saxophone and drums, creating a 70s rock band.
Why The Whales Came – trumpet, violin, cello, accordion, creating sea-shanties and soundscapes.
Terra Nova – violin, viola, cello and clarinet, creating sombre and inspiring music for a choral performance.
HOW TO AUDITION?
You can only audition to take part in a BYMT as a musician through video or school audition at this moment:
Submit a video of yourself playing two contrasting pieces by using this application form.
School Group Audition
If your school has lots of students interested in joining BYMT, ask your teacher to get in touch and we may be able to organise a workshop at minimal cost to the school. For more information please contact email@example.com
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Our musician auditions are free of charge. If you are successful in joining a production, there is a course fee, which are heavily subsidised by the funding we receive. Furthermore, we operate a Bursary Scheme that offers bursaries of up to 75% of the course fees. Anyone who has a gross household income of up to £40,000 per year is eligible to apply.
The course fees for musicians usually range from £500 - £1000. This covers:
Training from excellent professional Creative Team
Care from our Pastoral Team
All meals, drinks and snacks
A contribution to theatre costs, marketing and our overheads
We appreciate this is a substantial amount of money and have developed a number of ways of addressing funding issues:
All course fees can be broken down into smaller instalments across several months, and we are happy to consider longer payment plans if necessary.
We have developed a [guide] to help young people fundraise from a huge variety of sources - their school, local trusts, Rotary/Lions clubs, local business sponsorship, events and donations from friends and family.
If you have any funding issues, please call the office on 020 8563 7725 and speak to the office. We are always here to provide advice and guidance. Rest assured that nobody will ever be excluded for financial reasons.
“It's hard to over-estimate the life-changing effect of BYMT on its participants.”Howard Goodall (award-winning composer)