Join NYO & NYO Inspire 2023!

Applications for NYO Inspire 2023 are open! 

We make music with over 1,000 teenagers each year, and meet 6,000 teenagers in our audiences – this could be your moment to take the leap and be part of something incredible next year.


NYO Inspire: Playing an orchestral instrument at around Grade 6 – 8+ level? If you want to power up your ensemble playing, expand your horizons and have a great time with musicians from across the country, then NYO Inspire is your next step. These are game-changing ensemble music opportunities specifically for teenagers who attend state schools, are home educated OR if you are Black, Asian or ethnically diverse; these are communities underrepresented in the world of orchestral music.


If this sounds like you, please apply for NYO Inspire in 2023: everyone will be included and it’s completely free for everyone. Applications are open all year round, but we encourage you to apply now so you are allocated to a full year of activity, starting in early 2023. The sooner we hear from you, the more opportunities we will be able to match you with. Visit the NYO Inspire pages on our website for more information.


Applications for NYO 2023 are now closed. If you would like to submit a late application then there may still be time – please email for more information.  


Applications for NYO 2024 will open in Spring 2023. 

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