The Barbican provides talent development opportunities that give 14 to 25 year olds the skills and confidence needed to progress in today’s creative industries and is currently offering two really exciting Young Creatives programmes.

Young Songwriters:

The Young Songwriters is a programme that will get you exploring new sounds, instruments, genres and approaches to writing music. We’d love to work with you whatever you put together, be it Grime, EDM, Jazz, Folk, Classical or something completely different. You will develop the way you write and make your music and how to communicate the intricacies of a song to those who play it.

More more info, or to apply, click here


Young Jazz Big Band:

If you are aged 14 to 18, play trumpet, trombone, saxophone (soprano, tenor, alto, and baritone), drums, piano, double bass or guitar and are inspired by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Billie Holiday and other sultans of Swing this is your opportunity to develop your talent, increase your knowledge, meet with industry leaders and create incredible music.

The autumn term will consist of six, three hour sessions where you will work with Scott Stroman and other London based musicians getting to know your band and working together to find your sound. In the spring term you will reunite for another six sessions with Scott but will also be working with members of the the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). During the programme you will get free tickets to Barbican Jazz concerts, including London Jazz festival and our Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra concerts.

For more info, or to apply, click here


Applications close 1 October


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