Classical Course & Concert Information

Applications for the NYOS Classical Orchestra Courses are now closed and will open again in August 2020.

After careful consideration and with great sadness, we have taken the decision to cancel all our summer courses and concerts due to the on-going situation with the COVID-19 outbreak. Full details here 

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

There are two audition methods open to all applicants. Candidates can submit a recorded audition or, subject to demand, NYOS will hold auditions in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and London. 

Please note that due to audition venue accessibility, live Harp and Percussion auditions will only be held in Glasgow, or alternatively a recorded audition can be submitted.

Good luck!