Paraorchestra are looking for D/deaf and disabled professional-level musicians, composers, and music creators based in the UK to join our ensemble. We have many exciting projects in the pipeline for 2021 and beyond, and this is your chance to play a part in our truly unique orchestra. We are looking for musicians, vocalists, music makers and composers from across the spectrum.
Whether jazz is your thing or electronica; classical or drum & bass; folk or R&B – we want to hear from you. You do not need to have had professional or classical training, but you must be able to play (sing, compose, or perform) to a professional level. We’ve made the process of applying as simple as possible: all applicants are asked to complete a short application either in written or video format, along with links and any other supporting evidence of their music-making.
After reviewing the applications in the New Year, we will invite those we’d like to hear more from to a day-long workshop in January 2021 led by Artistic Director, Charles Hazlewood, and Associate Music Director, Lloyd Coleman. The format of the workshop will be subject to government guidance on COVID -19 at the time and will either take place in our home city of Bristol or online. Shortlisted applicants will be paid for their time and we will reimburse any travel expenses incurred. If it takes place in Bristol, we will also offer an online alternative for those who are unable to travel due to the pandemic.
If it feels like a good fit from both sides, you will be invited to join our fast-expanding talent roster. It’s from this pool of musicians we draw for almost all of our projects. That means that you too could be headlining main stages at major music festivals like Glastonbury and WOMAD, appearing on television and radio, and touring the globe; inspiring audiences with the power of music-making. All the information you need to know about the application process, what we are looking for, and what we can offer you, can be found via our website.