The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra is coming to Perth’s Northern Corridor to develop young musicians who have an interest in playing jazz and contemporary music styles on their instrument.


The WA Youth Jazz Orchestra Northern Corridor Training Band have played an integral role in the development of school-aged jazz musicians since its inception, and we’re excited to welcome new and returning students to our now year long program!


WAYJO NC is a training orchestra for high school students wishing to extend themselves and learn how to read and play various styles of music including jazz, funk, latin and rock.


Rehearsals will be in big band format and involve learning phrasing, articulation, and other basic improvisational techniques.

Alongside regular rehearsals will be masterclasses, performance opportunities, demonstrations, and mentoring from current WAYJO members, WAAPA students and staff, plus experienced WAYJO Alumni.


Eligibility: School students Years 8* to 12 with at least 3 years of experience on their instruments – no audition required!

(* students under the age of 13 will be considered if they are of an acceptable standard)


Instruments: Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Clarinet, Guitar, Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Piano and Drums (limited places on all rhythm section instruments).


2023 REGISTRATIONS open 12pm Monday 16 January and close 9am Monday 6 February 2023, or until places are filled (35 available).


WAYJO is an equal opportunity organisation – we support diversity and encourage all interested musicians to apply.


For more information, please visit wayjo.com – email admin@wayjo.com – or call (08) 9471 1950.

WAYJO NC is part of WAYJO’s Pathways Education Program, supported by Healthway promoting the Act Belong Commit message, and our Major Partner Minderoo Foundation