NYJC’s Creative Leadership Ensemble 2020

The National Youth Jazz Collective’s “Creative Leadership Ensemble 2020” in partnership with the University of Birmingham

Deadline for Applications is Monday 24th February: APPLY HERE!

NYJC is looking for young female musicians aged 14-18 to join their 2020 Creative Leadership Ensemble: An exciting scheme (founded in 2013) designed to support NYJC’s advanced female musicians (aged 14-18) interested in joining a new music ensemble that composes, workshops & eventually records & performs its own original music, resulting in a 45 to 60-minute set for jazz festivals & gigs.

Now in its 6th year, CLE is a groundbreaking scheme led by NYJC’s multi award winning Artistic Director, (composer, conductor, arranger & director of Fuzzy Moon Records) Issie Barratt supported by guest female alumnae (past members of NYJC) now active on the international scene, many of whom were also in CLE.


  • 1st March 2020 11am – 5pm
  • 25th April 2020 11am – 5pm
  • 20th June 2020 11am – 5pm
  • 11th July 2020 11am – 5pm
  • 1st August 2020 11am – 5pm

Gig dates t.b.c*

LOCATION: Music Department, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, B15 2TT

NEAREST TRAIN STATION – University (Change at Birmingham New Street)

ENROLMENT FEE: £150 for the entire programme = 5 workshop days & following performances*

NYJC’s bursary scheme supports all young musicians whose household is in receipt of benefits or on low income, covering both the enrolment fee & help with travel costs. You can request this when you apply.

Deadline for Applications is Monday 24th February: APPLY HERE!