Transforming Communities

Recruiting Musicians in East Anglia

‘Live Music Now was a defining and life changing experience for me. Some of the happiest experiences I have ever had.’

Are you a musician who wants to make music even more meaningful? Do you have a passion for sharing your love of music with young and old, including children with additional needs and people living with dementia? If so, Live Music Now wants to hear from you.

Live Music Now is looking to recruit exceptional professional musicians in East Anglia to add to its current pool of artists sharing music with their local communities.

Applications are open here. The deadline for applications is 9am on Monday 25 March 2024.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a recruitment workshop on Friday 26th April in Ipswich or Monday 29th April in Norfolk. The workshops will be a friendly interactive experience, facilitated by our trainer Jessie Grimes.

Live Music Now musicians work flexibly in a wide range of community and public settings including special schools, care homes and hospitals. They give performances and lead workshops which make a huge difference to individual lives.

Live Music Now supports musicians through regular training and mentoring and pays competitive fees based on Musicians Union rates.  You will be offered a range of rewarding and fulfilling work delivering live participatory concerts to pupils in special schools and care homes. Work is mostly offered during the daytime, fitting in around your existing performances and tours.

‘Live Music Now has provided a vital lifeline both financially and creatively during this last year.’

We are looking for professional performers who are excellent musicians and have a passion for sharing their music with others. Applications are welcome from a broad range of genres – Beatboxing to Bhangra, Funk to Folk, Classical to Contemporary Jazz and much more. You could be a solo singer-songwriter or an ensemble of up to five.

‘Live Music Now has made me a much more sympathetic musician. I’ve built a real toolkit of experiences that help me play reactively [and] assess where my music connects.’
Three children in wheelchairs listening to musician playing french horn under a colorful parachute.

Successful applicants will be invited to take part in a recruitment workshop on one of the following dates in London.

  • 26th April (PM) – Ipswich
  • 29th April (PM) – Location TBC (Norfolk-based)

We would particularly encourage applications from musicians that come from non-formal education and training routes, as well as musicians from under-represented parts of society, including those identifying as disabled, gender-diverse, neurodivergent and from the global-majority.

We aim to provide an accessible and inclusive application process, if you need any support to apply or need the information in a different format, please email Jack Fearn on [email protected]

More information on Live Music Now musicians’ recruitment can be found here. Not recruiting in your area? You can log your interest here to be notified when applications are live.

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