Auditions for NYGE are happening in both February and June this year. You can attend an audition at either Birmingham or London to be considered for any of the regional ensembles across the UK and it will cost just £30. 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.
If you are auditioning for our Cymru ensemble we invite you to send a video of yourself playing two contrasting pieces via wetransfer to email@example.com . You will receive detailed feedback about your performance and a decision on whether you have been successful by email.
Please note, video auditions are only being accepted for those students wishing to join our Welsh ensemble in Cardiff.
Audition days for 2019 are now full, please apply below for auditions in 2020. You can audition at any venue for a place in any of our regional ensembles; Wales, Birmingham and London. Please mention your preferred regional ensemble on the audition application form below. Our next audition days will take place in February 2020 to join our ensembles in September 2020.
Date: 8th February 2020
Venue: Royal Overseas League, London, SW1A 1R
Musical Directors: Helen Sanderson & Gerald Garcia
Date: 23rd February 2020
Venue: Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, B3 3DH
Musical Directors: Mark Ashford & Adam Hickman
We are inviting video auditions this year for our growing Welsh ensemble in Cardiff. Please complete the form below and pay your audition fee, then video two contrasting pieces and send via wetransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants for NYGE regional ensembles must be aged 12-18 on 1st September 2019 and for the NYGE Fellowship must be aged 18-25 on 1st September 2019. 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 closing date to secure an audition slot. If you miss the deadline, please contact the auditions team at email@example.com to request a late audition slot.
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
Ensemble music making provides pupils with a community within a community, within a community. In this community they learn many of life’s skills in a supportive, challenging, and beautiful environment. Not only this, they learn about music and the power it has to transform life.