With your help, we can bring the joy of live music
to thousands more people across the UK
With your help, we can bring the joy of live music to thousands more people across the UK



Live Music Now harnesses the connective power of music, enabling musicians to play a pivotal role in society, contributing to happier, healthier, more resilient communities.

Our professional musicians use their talent to deliver interactive music programmes in schools, hospitals and care homes across the UK supporting people to have musical lives.

Could this be you?

We are looking for professional performers (established soloists or groups of up to five) who are new to this type of work.

You should have:

    • a strong musical identity
    • excellent technical musicianship and performance skills
    • a passion for sharing your music and collaborating with others
    • a willingness to engage with a diverse range of people
    • an openness to learning new skills
    • a belief that music can change lives

What we offer

    • comprehensive training to support you to use your music to connect with people
    • paid performance and creative opportunities
    • national network of brilliant musicians
    • supportive learning environment, tailored to your interests
    • mentoring and pastoral support

How to apply

We are trialling a new way of meeting musicians who are interested in working with us.

We are hosting a series of facilitated workshops across the country, inviting musicians to come and see what our work is about, perform, and learn new skills in engaging audiences and communicating through music.

If you’d like to attend one of these workshops please check the chart below and complete the regional application form where you are based, making sure to include a link to a short video of you performing. If you don’t see a workshop date in your area, leave your details here and we’ll notify you when we’re recruiting in your region.

If you’re based in Scotland, please visit the Live Music Now Scotland auditions page.

If you would like help in completing the Recruitment Workshop application or the ‘Notify Me’ forms, or wish to submit your response in a different format please email [email protected]


  • The online form needs to be completed all in one go.  You can find a summary of the questions below to help you plan your responses offline.
  • You will be required to submit a link to a short recording of you/your group performing, have this ready. 
  • If you’re applying as a group, all members will be required to complete the online application form.
  • Review the Musician Application Questions before you apply!

What to expect – recruitment process

  • apply via application form here for a place on the recruitment workshop
  • long-listed applicants invited to attend the workshop, hosted by experienced facilitator with Live Music Now musicians
  • Half-day session exploring techniques and ideas for making your performance engaging and interactive for community audiences
  • a supportive, non-competitive and relaxed environment with other like-minded musicians
  • financial bursaries available to cover expenses of attending, including access costs
  • suitable musicians from workshop then invited to join Live Music Now – we’re looking for excellent performers with a willingness to engage audiences with their music, and a belief that music has the capacity to change lives. 
  • Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the Live Music Now recruitment process.