Auditions

Our audition process ensures that we maintain the highest standards of both musicianship and communication in the delivery of our service for people in care. We currently have around 450 musicians who work on behalf of Music in Hospitals & Care, providing around 5,000 live concerts each year in care settings across the UK.

MiHC concerts can be both challenging and rewarding. Most take place in the afternoons and can involve a degree of travel to reach a care setting. In order to reach more remote parts of the, UK we may arrange a tour of care settings, involving an overnight stay in accommodation.

Music in Hospitals & Care’s musicians come from a wide variety of musical backgrounds: folk, classical, opera, jazz, stage, and screen to name a few. Musicians are selected as soloists, duos and occasionally as trios. Auditions can be applied for by contacting the MiHC office in the area in which you live. Please find further details below and get in touch. We’re always happy to hear from musicians who are interested in working with us – call us for an informal chat about any audition enquiries.

Current openings for new musicians are outlined below.

MiHC England
We are not currently taking on new musicians. If you’d like to be considered, our next round of auditions will take place in the Autumn.

Contact Will Fitzmaurice (Concerts Coordinator) at our office in Walton on Thames for more information about the application procedure:
01932 260810 or will@mihc.org.uk

MiHC England (North)
If you are a musician based in the North of England please contact Katrina Milner Edwards (Concerts Administrator) at our office in Manchester for further details about upcoming auditions on:
0161 907 5387 or katrina@mihc.org.uk

MiHC Scotland
We are currently looking for musicians across the central belt of Scotland for upcoming auditions we are hosting during May 2018 in Glasgow. We are particularly interested in hearing from experienced musicians to help support our work delivering live music within,

  • Mental health and dementia services
  • Tailoring live music for children and young people, to enable support to our work in special education and hospices
  • Projects or residencies within healthcare or community settings

We will be hosting auditions later in the year to support our work in Aberdeen, so are keen to hear from musicians who may be able to support our work in the North of Scotland and who are local to those areas. Please contact Penny Johnston (Concerts Manager) at our office in Edinburgh for more information about the opportunity – 0131 556 5848 or penny@mihc.org.uk

To request an application and equal opportunities form please e-mail edinburgh@mihc.org.uk 

MiHC Wales
We are currently looking to engage Welsh-speaking musicians.
Please contact Ffion Angharad Evans (Concerts Administrator) at our office in Cardiff for more information about the application procedure:
02920 391415 or ffion@mihc.org.uk

  • One gentleman's eyes were brimming with emotion and I could really see how much every note and word meant to him - it was wonderful to be a part of and to witness.
    Alex Baer, MiHC Soprano

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