Do you have what it takes to become one of the thousands of young musicians who enable disadvantaged people to experience live music, often for the first time?

If you have the talent please get in touch. Audition days are held on a regular basis throughout the UK.

Live Music Now (LMN) is a UK-wide initiative, created by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in 1977.

Every year, musicians deliver thousands of interactive music programmes in care homes and hospitals, and a range of community and healthcare settings. They also work in special schools, where music can make a huge difference to the lives of children and their families. In addition specialist support and training provides young musicians with skills and employment at the start of their professional careers, across all genres of music.

"Music, amongst all the great arts, is the language which penetrates most deeply into the human spirit, reaching people through every barrier, disability, language and circumstance. This is why it has been my dream to bring music back into the lives of those people whose lives are especially prone to stress and suffering... so that it might comfort, heal and bring delight." Yehudi Menuhin

LMN aims to inspire young professional musicians to use their talents for the benefit of those who are otherwise excluded from the joy of live music and looks for musicians who combine exceptional performing skills with special qualities of insight, generosity of spirit and flexibility helping to enhance their skills through a distinctive approach to training and performance.

During the last 40 years LMN has undertaken over 75,000 performances reaching over two and a half million people, trained thousands of professional musicians and has become part of people's daily lives in special schools, community centres, hospitals, village halls and care homes across all parts of the UK.

Musicians can be selected as soloists or in groups (usually of up to 5 people), from a wide range of musical traditions and cultures. Applicants should be in the early stages of their performing career and resident in the UK and Ireland.

Research shows that the vast majority of LMN musicians remain active and highly successful members of the music profession.

LMN's approach to overcoming barriers is through the quality of their musicians and the way they deliver their music.

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