Classical Applications 2021

Classical Applications are now closed and will open again in August 2021.

It is free to audition and bursaries are available.

Since 1979, the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland (NYOS) has been providing young instrumentalists in Scotland with unforgettable training and performance experiences. Today, NYOS has more opportunities than ever before for keen young musicians.

  • Do you want to perform in orchestral ensembles at the highest national level? 
  • Are you an aspiring musician who wants to improve your ensemble skills?
  • Do you want to learn from world-class professional musicians and work alongside renowned soloists and conductors?
  • Do you want to meet like-minded young people with a passion for great music?
  • Are you aged between 8 and 25 and have links to Scotland?

If you do, then NYOS would like to hear from you! 

Just complete one application form to be considered for all NYOS classical orchestras. Following your application, you should recieve and automated email with instructions on how to submit your recorded audition. If you have not received this, then please contact us.

If successful at the audition stage, you will be offered a place in a specific NYOS ensemble.  

**Please note that this year there are no live auditions. All applicants must submit a recorded audition.

This year so far has been a challenging time and COVID-19 has caused disruption in all our lives. If you have any issues regarding your usual access to instruments please do not let this be a barrier.

We understand the obstacles musicians currently face and are fully flexible in accommodating auditionees needs as best we can. If you foresee any issues with submitting a recorded audition, please reach out to us to discuss.

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Good luck!