National Youth Orchestra: application closing date

Thursday 1st June 2017

The National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain offers the opportunity for talented, young instrumentalists to take part in a vibrant and challenging orchestra.

Meeting three times a year, NYO is for young musicians aged 13-18 years old.

Composers can also apply. The closing date for composer applications is Tuesday 6 June 2017.

To find out more information, please visit the NYO website. You can also download the NYO 2018 poster.


Before you apply, you must check that you are eligible to join NYO.

To apply for NYO you must complete the online form


Auditions are free. In July, you will receive your audition date, time, and venue details.

Visit the NYO website to find out more information, including what you need to prepare for your audition.

NYO offer travel bursaries for help with the costs of travelling to and from the audition. For more information, please email

More information

To find out about the NYO residencies, how to complete an application, and what pieces to prepare for audition, please visit the NYO website.

You can also contact NYO by:


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