How to apply

Applications to join NYO 2021 have been slightly postponed and will open soon.

The first thing you need to do to apply is to create your own NYO online account on our website. You do this by clicking on the ‘Login’ and then ‘Sign up’. Once you’ve done this, you can click on ‘My Applications’ and get going! If you already have an account then you can carry on using this and create a new application. It is important that you read the ‘Application Information’ page first which will give you details about preparation and how to apply. You can then work through each form in Steps 1 to 9 to complete your application.


There are some questions that you may need your parents or guardians to help you with. We ask this information so that we are able to statistically report back to the Arts Council and other high-level funders. The Arts Council and other funders will not be given any personal information. This information will not be used for any other purpose in NYO and will not be passed on to any other third party. The webpage will guide you through with steps indicated to complete your application form. You may need to refresh your browser after you start an application for it to appear on the status of your forms. Any applications you’re in the middle of will be saved in ‘My Applications’.


During the application, you will need to include a copy of your Grade 8 certificate or mark sheet, or a letter from your instrument or music teacher. You’ll also need to provide a photo of you and tell us which pieces you want to play (you can look at this page for more information).




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