You can audition in person or by submitting a video of yourself playing to be considered for any of the regional ensembles across the UK and it will cost just £30. Video auditions should be a positive experience and you will receive detailed feedback about your performance, whatever the result.
There are two parts to the NYGE audition, a Solo Audition and an Ensemble audition:
First you will be asked to select one of two Quick Study pieces which you will then have 20 minutes to prepare. You will then play your chosen Quick Study to the audition panel.
You will then be asked to perform a Solo Piece, which should be the equivalent standard of Grade 5 or above. The piece should be no longer than 4 minutes.
This ensemble will be formed from other applicants attending auditions on the same day. The NYGE Musical Directors will have the opportunity to see how well you respond to their coaching and this is the main focus of the audition day.
There will be two parts to this rehearsal, one piece will be sent to you to be prepared in advance, the second piece will be given on the day during the rehearsal. Whilst sight-reading naturally forms part of this ensemble audition, the emphasis is not on sight-reading, but rather on how you develop and respond during the session.
Everyone is friendly and wants you to do well, so do not be nervous!
You can use the form below to apply for an audition. Before you start your application you should have to hand:
Application Terms & Conditions can be found here.
Please note, video auditions are being accepted for all ensembles this year!
We are holding a rolling video auditions programme for this year for our growing ensembles in London, Birmingham and Cardiff.
You can choose to audition via video audition or at our in person auditions (dates to be confirmed).
Please complete the form below and pay your audition fee, then video two contrasting pieces and send via WeTransfer (Free) to email@example.com You will receive detailed feedback about your performance and a decision on whether you have been successful by email.
Applicants for NYGE regional ensembles must be aged 12-18 on 1st September 2022 and for the NYGE Fellowship must be aged 18-25 on 1st September 2023. All applicants will receive full details about their audition after the closing date.
Payment of a £30 audition fee is payable to GUITAR CIRCUS and must be received by BACS before your audition will be processed.
If for any reason you encounter problems with payment please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Write to us
By email: Info@guitarcircus.org.uk
By Post: Guitar Circus, 12 Parchment street, Winchester, SO23 8AZ
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