NYO Inspire is a game changing inclusion and access programme which provides free opportunities to Grade 6-8+ teenage musicians to develop their orchestral playing. At the heart of the programme is the power of peer inspiration and learning; we believe teenagers can gain so much from open exchange and sharing with fellow teenage musicians.
Our objective is to offer every dedicated teenage musician the chance to have a breakthrough experience through NYO Inspire, both as musicians and audience members. Within this we have a special focus on supporting and empowering musicians underrepresented in NYO and the professional orchestra sector.
Through in-depth workshops, rehearsals, and public performances, NYO Inspire events offer the opportunity to develop ensemble playing skills, meet enthusiastic musicians from across the country, and work closely with NYO Musicians and Tutors in a friendly and creative environment.
If you are, or you know, a committed teenage musician that needs access to further orchestral opportunities and play at Grade 6-8+ (or equivalent), join us on an NYO Inspire project and experience transformative music-making.
is a major sponsor of NYO Inspire.
NYO Inspire Ensembles
NYO Inspire Ensembles are 3-day residencies in orchestral family groups – Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion – that explore challenging repertoire and ensemble playing techniques. NYO Inspire Ensembles will take place in Liverpool on:
15 – 17 February 2020 (Strings / Brass)
18 – 20 February 2020 (Woodwind / Percussion)
21 – 23 February 2020 (Strings / Brass)
NYO Inspire Days
NYO Inspire Days are immersive one-day events of orchestral workshops and rehearsals and offer you a chance to play as a full 120-piece symphonic orchestra or instrument ensemble. Experience a day of NYO activity by working alongside NYO musicians and NYO tutors in sectional, full sectional and full tutti rehearsals. Held across the country.
Next NYO Inspire Days:
Sunday 17 November & Wednesday 20 November 2019 (tied), conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, London
Sunday 15 March 2020, Birmingham
Sunday 22 March 2020, Newcastle
Sunday 20 September 2020, Sheffield
NYO Inspire Days will be focused on specific instruments: 15 March 2020 – Violin, 22 March 2020 – Clarinet, 20 September 2020 - Flute.
Applications for NYO Inspire in 2020 have now closed, however we are accepting late applications from oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba and double bass players. To submit a late application, please email email@example.com and we will send you details of how to apply.
Further recruitment for NYO Inspire Days in 2020 will open in January 2020.
If you have submitted an application already, you will be considered for all NYO Inspire projects that you’re available for and be contacted by December 2019.
NYO Inspire provides orchestral opportunities to musicians who are underrepresented in the sector, which is why applications are only open to musicians who are state educated or home-schooled or Black and minority ethnic (BME) musicians. NYO Come and Play activities are open to all musicians aged 13-19 and playing at Grade 4-8+ standard. To find out more about NYO Come and Play, click here.
Please note that there are limited places available, and it is not guaranteed that you will have a place on the programme, but we make every effort to include as many musicians as possible.
By taking part in NYO Inspire activity, you will automatically be considered for NYO Inspire Orchestra. We invite musicians we have met at NYO Inspire activity throughout the year to take part in NYO Inspire Orchestra. If you have any questions, contact the NYO Inspire Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYO Inspire is for teenage musicians who would benefit most from the opportunity, irrespective of individual means, which is why we fund all places as a charity.
We have to raise over £1.5m every year to continue doing what we do so if you do have the means to contribute, we would be very grateful for your support. You can donate online here or by cheque—please make the cheque payable to NYO, and post to NYO, 10 Great Turnstile, London WC1V 7JU. Your contribution gives teenagers a musical opportunity like no other. Thank you for your support.
Horn, NYO Inspire Orchestra