Help a state school musician shine at NYO auditions this summer

One musical tutoring session can be just what a young musician needs to transform their playing

As NYO are gearing up for the summer residency and concert tour, many hopeful teens across the UK are hard at work preparing for auditions to join next year’s Orchestra. Teenage musicians with extraordinary potential risk not being able to showcase what they are truly capable of at orchestral auditions, due to lacking opportunity because of where they live or their family’s finances. Having the support to prepare for auditions, to know what to expect and to know how to present their pieces, can make all the difference to an audition’s outcome. 

To level the playing field for teens who lack these opportunities, we offer one-to-one pre-audition sessions with our world class tutors. Just one transformative session with a tutor can be exactly what that musician needs.

Robert, an NYO percussionist, attended these sessions last year.

The pre-audition session with an NYO tutor made 100% difference to me getting into the Orchestra. It was the stepping-stone I needed.
17, Percussion

With your generous support, we offer these pre-audition sessions absolutely free. 

For £25, you can cover the cost of a half-hour pre-audition session for a young musician. One session can be all it takes to unlock a teenage musician’s potential, level up their playing, and transform their journey through orchestral music.

We’re so grateful for your kind support.  

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Help teenage musicians to soar with a one-off donation to The National Youth Orchestra.

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