The programme is funded with a bursary of £10,000 per person and requires a time commitment of up to 10 days a month from Sept 2023 to June 2024 – working around the Young Associates’ other commitments.

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra looks for people with the potential to be a great communicator, connect with people from different backgrounds, and take their musical and creative skills to the next level.  A BSO Young Associate must:

  • Be a musician, vocalist, music producer, composer, sound artist, MC or songwriter of any genre
  • Play music to a high standard
  • Embrace different styles of music and be keen to learn new skills
  • Be passionate about music making with people of all ages, abilities and needs
  • To be based in the South or South West of England

Created to support those who are underrepresented in the arts, the programme is for musicians aged 18-26 who are:

  • from lower income backgrounds
  • of Global Majority heritage
  • identify as disabled, D/deaf or Neurodivergent

Applications have now closed for 2023-24.

The BSO is an equal opportunities and disability confident employer. Challenging barriers to high-quality music for all, the BSO is committed to improving equality, diversity and inclusion in classical music, in our workforce and leadership.

With thanks to Supporting Partner Allianz Musical Insurance