Experience Opportunity

Join NYO 2023

We make music with over 1,000 teenagers each year, and meet 6,000 teenagers in our audiences – this could be your moment to take the leap and be part of something incredible next year.

If you play an orchestral instrument at Grade 8+ standard the National Youth Orchestra is the community for you – packed with teenagers who live and breathe music, who want to meet like-minded musicians, play awe-inspiring performances, and be part of our vital mission to share incredible music with other young people. We invite you to take part in our free, fun, audition process. There is no need to have taken graded exams – this is a benchmark level. Applications open on 4 April and close on 29 May with video auditioning by 12 June.

There are generous bursaries available, and no musician will be turned away if selected for NYO 2023.