Applications are now closed for 2016-17
The National Youth Folk Ensemble is for talented young instrumentalists who are dedicated to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!
Ensemble members will:
Membership is an annual commitment and the first cohort will take part from October 2016 - August 2017. The residential courses will take place in the school holidays: 23 - 28 October 2016, February, April and August 2017.
Sampler Days are the first stage of the audition process and take place across England in May and June.
In 2016 the Sampler Days included creative workshops with Sam Sweeney (Artistic Director 2016-17) and professional folk musicians Miranda Rutter and Rob Harbron, short individual auditions, and a Q&A with Ensemble staff.
Following the Sampler Days, selected musicians are invited to attend a final audition at Cecil Sharp House.
Applications for the 2016-17 cohort are now closed.
We are looking for musicians who are:
We are looking for musicians who demonstrate:
Membership of the National Youth Folk Ensemble comes with an annual fee of £400.