NYO Inspire Day


NYO Inspire Day is your chance to take your playing to the next level and get that breakthrough orchestral experience. 

Spend an immersive day in workshops and rehearsals, focused on peer learning and sharing with NYO musicians. Through this open exchange, you’ll develop your ensemble playing skills and explore ways of listening, while experiencing the joys of orchestral music-making in a friendly and creative environment. You’ll then showcase what you’ve learned in a performance for family and friends. 

NYO Inspire Days take place across the country for teenagers playing at Grade 6-8+ and participation is free.

How to Apply

NYO Inspire activity is a core part of NYO’s activity, and we can’t wait to meet together in person again, when we are able. Until then, NYO Inspire activity will continue in new ways, digitally, with NYO musicians continuing to share their skills with other teenage musicians around the UK. All the NYO Inspire musicians who were hoping to audition for NYO this year should email us and let us know so we are able to keep delivering activity digitally. ​​​​​​​

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. 
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 inspire@nyo.org.uk









NYO Inspire opens doors of opportunity to many… it’s what music is all about.

NYO musician Simone and NYO Inspire musician Cai  tell us why they think you should experience an NYO Inspire Day with us.

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