Transforming Communities


Calling all musicians!

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 host facilitated half-day 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. Workshop attendance is by invitation following submission of application during recruitment or via a partner network.

If you’d like to attend one of these workshops please check the chart below for upcoming dates and complete the application form (a link to preview the questions is below). 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 would like assistance with completing an application or the ‘Notify Me’ forms, or need an alternative format, please email Nina Swann and Jack Fearn on [email protected]

Recruitment Workshop Location
If you live here, click this link to apply!
Northern Ireland
January 30 2024
February 1 2024
Applications are now open. Click Here to apply.
Deadline: 9am, Monday 8th January 2024
East Anglia
March / April 2024
Applications open on the 22nd of January. Click here to be notified when recruitment is open.

For more information on how to apply, the recruitment workshops and life as a Live Music Now musician, please see our Recruitment FAQs.

You can also preview the application questions to help you plan your responses. You cannot save and return to your application later so you must complete and submit the form in one session.

Musicians based in Scotland, please visit the Live Music Now Scotland auditions page.