Auditions

WHERE?

This year, all auditions are completed by submitting a video recording to us. There will be no in-person auditions. You will be asked to submit your recording by Friday 30 October 2020 for entry into the 2021 classical orchestras.

HOW?

Just complete an Application Form to be considered for all NYOS classical orchestras. You will then be invited to submit a recorded audition, please follow our Recorded Audition Guidelines. Following the audition recordings having been reviewed, NYOS will contact you to advise you of the outcome of your audition and if successful, which ensemble you have been invited to join.

To be considered for the NYOS Junior or Senior Orchestras you should prepare one piece. To be considered for the NYOS Symphony Orchestra, we will expect to hear two contrasting pieces. We understand that applicants may not have access to an accompanist at the moment so we are happy to accept unaccompanied pieces or indeed accompanied pieces but without the piano part. In addition all candidates should prepare the relevant orchestral excerpt(s) for the audition.

Excerpts for auditions can be found here 

If you also wish to offer a doubling instrument, an additional excerpt must be prepared along with one piece. 

Recordings must be of sufficient quality and must be submitted to the NYOS website NO LATER than Friday 30 October 2020.

Please make sure your recording is of sufficient quality to ensure you have the best possible chance of gaining a position in NYOS.

If you have any further questions about our audition process, please visit our FAQs page. If you cannot find the answer to your question please do not hesitate to contact Head of Ensembles, Judith Archibald, by email at Ensembles@nyos.co.uk 

ACCESS TO INSTRUMENTS

This year so far has been a challenging time and COVID-19 has caused disruption in all our lives. If you would like to apply to NYOS for 2021 activities, but are hesitant to do so due to not having your usual access to instruments, lessons and music making opportunities, please do not let this be a barrier.

We understand the obstacles musicians currently face and are fully flexible in accommodating applicants’ needs as best we can. Our application process is straightforward, and all auditions are submitted via recorded video this year.

If you foresee any issues with submitting an online application and/or audition, please reach out to us to discuss.

We realise Percussionists in particular may not have access to instruments at the moment and again we would like to reiterate to get in touch if you wish to apply, but are unable to access instruments for your recorded audition.

Contact us on Ensembles@nyos.co.uk