How to apply

Applications to join NYO 2018 have now closed. If you have any queries relating to your application, please contact

Applications to join NYO 2019 will open in spring 2018. 


The application is an online form that mostly asks you to tick boxes and complete short open questions. There are one or two areas where you need to write a bit more about yourself and about your interest in NYO.

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 informational 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).


Step 1:

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


Step 2:

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.


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 application. Please check your junk mail folder if you haven’t received anything before contacting us with any issues.

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