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You are eligible to apply to the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland if you are aged between 8-25 years old, are Scottish, and/or have Scottish links i.e.

  • Live in Scotland
  • Study in Scotland
  • Have family ties in Scotland but live elsewhere

NYOS accepts applications from all standard orchestral instruments including concert pedal harp.

Our orchestra guidelines for the appropriate standard are as follows:

NYOS Junior Orchestra (aged 8 and over):   ABRSM Grade 5

NYOS Senior Orchestra (aged 12 and over): ABRSM Grade 7

NYOS Symphony Orchestra (aged 25 and under): ABRSM Grade 8

(Qualification is a guide only and not essential)