Application Process

To apply for a place in NYOS 2022, you are required to submit an application form and an audition video, and we also require your instrumental teacher to complete a form to confirm their support of your application.

It is in your interests to submit your application form as early as possible to give you time to prepare and record your submission. Please read our Recorded Submission Guidelines carefully.


The online application form can be accessed via the Apply Now button on the right-hand side of this page and downloadable formats of the application form can be found at the bottom of this page. If you would prefer the form in a different format, please email

If you would like to apply on multiple instruments or if you would like to apply to both the Classical and Jazz pathways, you will need to complete a separate application form for each instrument/type of course. Doubling instruments do not require a separate application form.

Once you have submitted your application form, you will receive an email with a link to the teacher support form for you to forward on to your teacher. This email will also give you details about audition requirements and how to submit your audition video. Please note that we cannot accept audition videos without an application form.



PLEASE NOTE: your application is to the Jazz Programme as a whole and the decision which course/ensemble will be best suited to you remains with the Director.

Once the Director and audition panel have seen your video recordings, and they wish to consider you for either NYOS Jazz Access or the NYOS Jazz Orchestra, you may be invited to attend a live audition (either in person or via video call - subject to social distancing and government recommendations) in November.

Following selection, all applicants will either be invited to the Summer School, or to become a member of NYOS Jazz Access or the NYOS Jazz Orchestra.