Auditions for Northamptonshire County Music Ensembles and Young Actors Company are open to young musicians, singers, and actors in full time education in Northamptonshire. We also welcome applications from gap year students and from those living in nearby counties.
Our County Ensembles page has more information about each group, however auditions are for all the opportunities associated with your instrument or voice, rather than for a specific ensemble or group.
Before you apply, please check the requirements below – these may be different to last year – to see an outline of the standards expected in each department, and how to prepare. Members of County Ensembles are expected to maintain regular instrumental or vocal tuition to enable continued personal improvement. Existing members are also required to audition each year.
Auditions are free to attend and membership of a County Ensemble is subject to a membership subscription. More information about payments and financial support can be found on our payments page.
Auditions take place at our building on the Kettering Road, Northampton, every July. Auditions for the 2023-2024 academic year have now taken place. If you would like to apply for a late audition to join a County Ensemble this year, please contact the NMPAT Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Each department has specific criteria which can be found in the tabs below. Audition results are sent by email in August, ready for membership to begin with the new school term in September. To apply part-way through an academic year, please contact the NMPAT Office: email@example.com