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EMI Music Sound Foundation

EMI Music Sound Foundation is an independent music education charity, established in 1997 to celebrate the centenary of EMI Records and to improve young peoples' access to music education in the UK & Ireland.


Bursary news at National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO)

The Foundation are pleased to announce they have granted a 3 year bursary to the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO) starting this October.

NYJO is Britain’s longest-running organisation for young people up to 25 playing big-band jazz. Formed 50 years ago to fill a gap in jazz education, its mission is to encourage exceptional musicians, to excite audiences and engage with young people of all backgrounds around the country. It offers unique opportunities for its members to perform nationally and internationally and to promote jazz to the widest possible audience while they themselves are at the beginning of their musical careers.

NYJO will be the 11th recipient of Foundation bursaries and joins the following:

• Centre for Young Musicians, London
• English National Opera’s Evolve programme
• International World Music Centre, Limerick
• Royal Conservatoire Scotland
• Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
• Royal Academy of Music, London
• Birmingham Conservatoire
• Brighton Institute of Modern Music
• BIMM London
• National Children’s Orchestra

Nigel Tully, Executive Chair of NYJO said:
“This is very good news for NYJO, and recognition of the vital role the orchestra plays in nurturing emerging UK jazz talent. Both NYJO and EMI Music Sound Foundation are passionate about improving young people’s access to music education, and this important new partnership reflects our shared goals.”


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