How to apply

The deadline for applying for NYO 2019 has now passed. However, we are happy to receive late applications. Please get in touch with the team on and they will advise on how to complete your application. 


The first thing you need to do to apply is to create your own account on our website. You do this by clicking on the ‘Musicians Area’ 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.


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. Our website will guide you through each step. It saves as you go along so you can come back to it at any time, and won’t let you submit until you’ve done everything you need to. Any applications you’re in the middle of will be saved in ‘My NYO Applications’ so you only need to create one.

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). 


Musicians Area

We will always communicate via the Musicians Area. Here you can update your application, receive messages and will find your audition information when it’s finalised. You will receive an email notification each time you receive a message with reminders and updates.

These will be sent to the email address that you set up your NYO account with. You will have the option to add your primary parent or guardian’s email address to the email notifications when you complete your account. Please check your junk mail folder if you haven’t received anything before contacting us with any issues.

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