NYJOS – National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland


Under the direction of Malcolm Edmonstone and Andrew Bain, NYOS Jazz is for talented young musicians. It provides education, performance experience and the opportunity to learn from and play with world class soloists. To date, the Jazz Orchestra has undertaken new commissions, made studio recordings, performed at International Festivals (including the BBC Proms and the London Jazz Festival) and has worked with international guest artists Liane Carroll, Iain Ballamy, Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Chris Batchelor, Mark Lockheart, Jacqui Dankworth and Duncan Lamont.

NYOS Jazz applications are now closed and will open again in September 2020.

If you are an instrumentalist or vocalist aged between 14 and 25 and have links to Scotland i.e.

  • born in Scotland
  • living in Scotland
  • studying in Scotland or;
  • with Scottish family

Standard: Open to instrumentalists and vocalists (ABRSM Grade 6 or equivalent) MUST be a competent/experienced improviser (Qualification as a guide only)


Further details can be found on the NYOS website

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