Transforming Communities

Calling all musicians in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and more!

Live Music Now is looking to recruit musicians residing in Derbyshire, Durham & Tees Valley, Hull, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, East, West, South and North Yorkshire.

Applications are open now here and close on the 28th of February, 2022 at 9am for the York workshop and 7th of March, 2022 at 9am for the Newcastle workshop.

Live Music Now has been active across the wider Yorkshire region and Lincolnshire since the early 1980’s and our musicians are welcomed into special schools and care settings on a regular basis. We work in a range of well-being settings including hospitals, care homes and community centres. We’re proud to say that during the pandemic our musicians made a huge difference to individual lives in innovative and inspiring ways. Never before has our work been more vital.

‘I’m very proud to be a Live Music Now musician. Through training and performing with them I have gained a greater appreciation of the power of live music as a source of joy, comfort, healing and reflection, and as a tool to unite, connect and communicate.’

We’re looking for professional performers with excellent technical musicianship and performance skills, a passion for sharing their music and collaborating with others, and a willingness to learn new skills and engage with a diverse range of people. We welcome a broad range of genres – Beatboxing to Bhangra, Classical to Contemporary Jazz…. you can be an established soloist or an ensemble of up to five.

If successful, you’ll take on a range of rewarding and fulfilling work. You could be delivering music sessions via zoom for a family or residents in a well-being hub.  You might be song-writing with a group of older people living with dementia, or doing a live-streamed concert for thousands of schoolchildren across a county. Every piece of work will be different!

You will be fully supported to develop all the necessary skills, whether that’s through training, mentoring or accessing a network of peers across the UK. We are committed to the development of our musicians. Through the pandemic crisis, we found new ways to keep the music going through our musicians’ creativity. This is a hugely rewarding career path for the right musicians.

Don’t just take our word for it:

‘Live Music Now has provided a vital lifeline both financially and creatively throughout this last year. Their support has helped me to keep working as a musician during lockdown and their innovative and determined approach to producing artistic content has provided me with both inspiration and a creative outlet during these difficult time.’

The deadline for submissions is the 28th of February, 2022 at 9am for the York workshop and 7th of March, 2022 at 9am for the Newcastle workshop.  and successful applicants will be invited to their chosen recruitment workshop (either in York on Friday 25th March 11-3.30pm or in Newcastle on Friday 1st April- afternoon time TBC.) If you need any support to apply or need the information in a different format, please email [email protected]. More information on Live Music Now Musicians’ Recruitment can be found here.


Apply here today!


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