NYO Inspire Days are on 29 April (London), 04 May (London), 22 July (Birmingham) and 23 September (Yorkshire). NYO Inspire Ensembles are 3-day projects from 10-18 February in Liverpool. NYO Inspire Orchestra is from 4-13 July in the West Midlands
NYO Inspire projects take place across the country. In 2018, we will be in London, Yorkshire, Liverpool, West Midlands and Birmingham.
You can sign up for NYO Inspire Day by completing an application form on our website which will open two months before the date of the NYO Inspire Day. Sign ups are taken on a first-come-first-served basis and we try to include as many musicians as possible.
We send emails four weeks before the day to confirm your place on the NYO Inspire Day. This email includes information about arrivals, departures, music, tutors, what to expect and other handy tips. We have a limited number of spaces and if you aren’t allocated a spot, you’ll receive an email saying you’ve been put on a reserve list.
Applications for NYO Inspire Ensembles in 2019 will open in September 2018 and you can apply via our website. NYO Inspire Ensembles is specifically targeted to musicians who have limited orchestral opportunities to access further orchestral opportunities. We also target musicians who are underrepresented in NYO and the professional orchestra sector from state education and those from BAME backgrounds.
NYO invites musicians that we have already met at NYO Auditions, NYO Inspire Ensembles, and NYO Inspire Days to join NYO Inspire Orchestra – so make sure you sign up to one of those to register an interest.
Sometimes the confirmation email will go into your junk/spam folder of your email. Please check there. If you still haven’t found it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be able to check for you.
NYO Inspire is your chance to take your playing to the next level and get that breakthrough orchestral experience. At the heart of the programme is the power of peer inspiration and learning—we believe you can gain so much from open exchange and sharing with fellow teenage musicians. To find out more about experiences of NYO Inspire musicians, click here.
We ask a lot of information on the NYO Inspire application forms to find out more about you and your background in order to give us a well-rounded picture of orchestral teenage musicians in the UK and ensure that we make the most accurate decisions we are able to.
Come along to an NYO CPD day. At every NYO and NYO Inspire project we open our doors to music teachers, peripatetic teachers and music professionals to show how we run NYO but also to find out how we can further support your work on the ground. We have a number of them across the year at all of our projects. You can sign up and find out more information here.
Partnerships are vital to NYO Inspire – every music service and hub engaged with NYO can nominate musicians onto the programme and every organisation is consulted throughout the year. To find out more and discuss how to be part of the programme contact Nick Thorne, NYO Inspire & Partnerships Manager, on email@example.com.
If you are aged 13-19 and are playing at a Grade 6 or above level on your instrument, you are eligible to take part in NYO Inspire. NYO Inspire Days are allocated on a first come first served basis and NYO Inspire Ensembles are primarily targeted at those musicians that need the opportunity.
NYO Inspire projects are aimed at teenagers. If there are any sections that are not completely full on NYO Inspire Days a week before the event, we will accept 12 year olds to the project.
Grade 6 or above on your instrument.
All NYO Inspire projects are free to participate in.
We ask for you to be able to pay to get to the project venue yourselves. If you are unable to afford to get to a project, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we can look into what support we may be able to offer.
Sometimes our dates clash with some school activity. We try our best to schedule NYO Inspire projects in the school holidays. If you have to miss school and are having trouble getting time off we are more than happy to talk to the school and send a letter of support if required.
Yes! At every NYO Inspire Project, we have a sharing performance for family and friends to watch free of charge. You’ll be sent this information before you join us.
Yes we will provide accommodation for you if you’re attending an NYO Inspire Residency.
We offer tickets to all NYO concerts for £5 for people under the age of 25. We also run a teenage reception before some concerts!
Sign up here!