Teenage musicians invited to play their part

Applications are now open for teenage musicians to take part in the greatest musical adventure by joining The National Youth Orchestra in 2025.

Imagine taking your seat in this cutting-edge orchestra, performing in amazing spaces, inspired by the awesome people around you and inspiring others too. It’s a challenge and you’ll receive support. It takes serious preparation but is seriously rewarding.  

Applications are now open for the 2025 Orchestra. As part of the Orchestra you’ll find a place to shape your world through music. You’ll soar in your musical development, discover new music and new ideas, and play your part as an inspirational role model for other young people. 

We welcome applications from musicians aged 13-18 years old who play an orchestral instrument at an advanced level, equivalent to Grade 8, but with no need for formal graded exams. First and final round auditions are FREE, with travel and accommodation bursaries for those who need them. 

Applications close on 2 June 2024.