Apply by 3 June 2018

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

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain – the world’s greatest orchestra of teenagers – is recruiting committed musicians from across the country to audition to be part of NYO 2019.

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. It is welcoming applications from teenage musicians who play to Grade 8 distinction or equivalent standard, have a passion for orchestral music, a taste for adventure and great team spirit.

It is 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 availableto 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 teenage musicians through NYO Inspire – offering breakthrough orchestral experiences to teenagers of all backgrounds.

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

Visit to find out if you are eligible, learn more about auditions, bursaries and advice from NYO musicians and tutors.