National Youth Orchestra 2019 – Audition Now!

The world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers is recruiting committed musicians from across the country to audition to be part of the National Youth Orchestra (NYO) in 2019 and take their music making to the highest level.

Teenagers performing in NYO

‘NYO is just awesome. All of it. The people, the concerts, the passion and the joy and excitement of the courses’ – Laurence, Trombone, NYO

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain comprises of 164 musicians aged 13-19 years old, from a variety of backgrounds and from every corner of the UK. They welcome applications from teenage musicians who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standards, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.

NYO are also recruiting teenage composers for a year of immersion in orchestral and creative opportunities, and teenage pianists to develop their orchestral keyboard playing.

Auditions are FREE, located across the country and bursaries are available to cover the full cost of being in NYO, including travel to auditions. The audition experience is positive, friendly and constructive and all auditionees  will receive a workshop and written feedback. Audition candidates will also have the opportunity to become a young music leader and share their skills with other committed musicians through NYO Inspire – offering breakthrough orchestral experiences to teenagers of all backgrounds.

Logo of National Youth Orchestra

The National Youth Orchestra are looking for new members.

Being part of NYO is a fantastic opportunity for young musicians to take their music making to the highest level. They will work with world-class tutors and conductors, play in the UK’s greatest concert halls and forge lifelong friendships with like-minded musicians.

Visit the National Youth Orchestra website to learn more about auditions, bursaries and advice from NYO musicians and tutors.

NYO is especially looking for talented young musicians in the North East of England to take part in the orchestra so if you are considering auditioning for the Youth Orchestra visit the website now!