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.
- born in Scotland
- living in Scotland
- studying in Scotland or;
- with Scottish family
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)
AUDITIONS ARE FREE & BURSARIES ARE AVAILABLE
NO STUDENT WHO SUCCESSFULLY AUDITIONS FOR ANY NYOS ENSEMBLE WILL MISS OUT DUE TO FINANCIAL CIRCUMSTANCES