The NYO Adventure

Being part of The National Youth Orchestra is the greatest adventure teenage musicians can have through orchestral music.

Find out more about our unique approach to accelerating teenager development through the elements of community spirit, taking on challenges, playing their part and sharing their voices.

Community spirit

The NYO adventure is about teenagers from across the UK, representing regions and different backgrounds, making music together.

It’s about community spirit, seeing the best in each other and wanting the best for each other. Everyone contributes to a safe, happy and optimistic community.

Our pastoral Support Team and world class tutors encourage musicians with their expertise and knowledge. When musicians engage in a workshop, rehearse together, create music or perform they have the generous support and trust of the whole NYO community.

Taking on challenges

The adventure is about taking on exceptional musical challenges, sharing a common purpose and working for collective success.

It’s about getting behind the greatest orchestral music of all time, from masterworks to the most cutting-edge new voices, and seeking energy and excitement in musical performance. It’s about trying things out, making music in new ways, and pioneering new presentation of music. And it’s about finding new destinations – new locations, new audiences, and mediums.

Playing their part

We all know that music education is not equally available to all young people across the UK. Our musicians take action to do something about this, taking music and experiences to other young people in concert halls, primary and secondary schools and youth centres.

On the adventure musicians discover they are powerful role models, who can encourage other young people’s musical curiosity and aspirations, and foster understanding, and wellbeing through music.

Sharing teenage voices

The adventure is fuelled by what matters to teenage musicians – the music they make, and the causes they back through the power of orchestral music.

They raise their voices to advocate for young people and their musical opportunities.

Sound on! 🔊 Immerse yourself in this electronic version of the As One melody. 💥

Cellist and all round musician, Kit, arranged, recorded and produced this unique take, featuring a sample from an interview with NYO bassoon player, Smera.

Share your sound with the world. Post your version of the #AsOne melody! 🎶
This take on the As One melody. 😲🔥

NYO Alumni, Rowan, Luke, Stephen, Brioni, Paddy and Lizzy share their improvisation of the melody of the summer! 🎶🎻

Feeling inspired? Why not create your own version? Tag us and use the #AsOne hashtag!
This encore!!! 🙌🙌🙌

No NYO performance is complete without a jaw-dropping encore. Here’s a clip from last year’s @bbc_proms where the Orchestra united to SING ‘The Whole World’ arranged by @errollyn9552, together with soprano @masabane_cecilia_rangwanasha. 🌎🤩🎶

Join us this summer, as The National Youth Orchestra perform across the UK and unite in their love of music, As One. Tickets for performances in Manchester and Saffron Walden are Free for Teens. Book today via link in bio.
Can you hear ‘Kahoot!’ in this version of the As One melody? Ellie and Marcel teamed up to create this upbeat bassoon and marimba version inspired by ‘Kahoot!’. 🤪

Post your own take on the As One melody and you could be in with a chance of winning 2 tickets to one of The National Youth Orchestra’s performances this summer. 🤩🎶

Remember to use the #AsOne hashtag, and tag us in the post to enter.

Head to link in bio to find out more.
Share your unique take on the As One melody! 🎶

Remix this or use the sound. 🎧🎼

Be part of something bigger. Add to a tapestry of sound evolving across the nation. 🌎

Post a video and you will be in with a chance of winning a ticket for you and a friend to one of our As One performances, including our @bbc_proms concert at @royalalberthall. Remember to tag us and use the #AsOne hashtag!

It’s time to play your part. It’s time to share your sound. 🔊

Musicians across the UK are sharing their unique versions of the #AsOne melody. Check out Michael’s incredible multitrack rendition! 🎺✨🎶

Head to the link in bio to find out how YOU can play your part by sharing your sound with the nation.
Today, we’re launching an opportunity for you to share your sound with the nation and be part of something bigger.
Composer @danihoward6 has written a melody for the summer, and we want to hear what you can do with it. 🤩🎶
Unite with musicians across the country by posting your unique version of the As One melody.   
Record a solo version, collaborate with other musicians, or remix it completely. Get creative and play it your way. 🎺✨
Everyone who plays their part in the melody will experience a unifying moment, when 250 teenage musicians perform the As One melody at our massive @bbc_proms performance on 10 August. 
By sharing your unique take, you will be in with a chance of winning two tickets to one of our performances this summer. Remember to tag us and use the #AsOne hashtag to enter! 
Listen to different versions of the melody, download audio files, midi files and sheet music, over on our website. Full competition T&Cs at the link in our bio too.


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