Auditions

NYO auditions guidelines - Senior Orchestra
Lower age limit - Year 8 (Year 9 for tour)
Woodwind & Brass - Grade 7+
Strings - Grade 6+

NYiO auditions guidelines - Intermediate
Lower age limit - Year 6
Upper age limit - Year 13
Woodwind - Grade 6+
Brass - Grade 5+
Strings Grade 4+

NYtO auditions guidelines - Training
Upper age limit - Year 8
Woodwind and Brass - Grade 3+
Strings - No audition required, but as guidance - Grade 2+

NYJO auditions criteria
Grade 5 standard or above
Interested in joining the Jazz orchestra? More info....

Please note that all grades are for guidance only.

Current vacancies 2014-15:

NYO - Senior Orchestra

Violin

Viola

Percussion

Bassoon

 

NYIO - Intermediate Orchestra

Viola

Double Bass

Bassoon

French Horn

Tuba

Trumpet

Trombone

Percussion

 

NYTO - Training Orchestra

Violin

Viola

Double Bass

Bassoon

French Horn

Trombone

Trumpet

Oboe

Percussion

Tuba

Clarinet

Cello

If you play one of the above instruments at the required standard, then do get in touch with us and we will audition you as soon as we can. If you play an instrument for which there isn't an immediate vacancy but you are an external candidate, we would still like to hear from you. It may be possible for you to attend a rehearsal to get a taste of what we do and get advice from Tutors.

If you are interested in joining any of our orchestras please feel free to email us at any time.

Membership fees and Bursary applications
The NYO is an independent orchestra and a registered charity and depends on membership fees and voluntary donations for it's activities. Membership fees can be paid in three instalments if necessary. Payment letters will be issued via the post. Financial support by means of a bursary is available to help those who are unable to afford all or part of the membership fees. If you are interested, the bursary application form can be found in the Download section of this website. As a guide the annual membership fees for 2013 - 2014 are as follows:

NYO £325
NYiO £260
NYtO £260

Over 100 musicians were auditioned in 2013 to either join or move up within our 3 orchestras. What was particularly pleasing was that we reached out to more people who had not been part of the orchestra before. Word is obviously getting around that the Nottingham Youth Orchestra is the place to be!

Auditions 2 We are keen to encourage applications for 2014 from viola's (come on you violinists - how about giving it a try?) as well as the bassoon which is sadly often overlooked (what about it flautists/clarinettists - stand out from the crowd!) and trumpeters how about giving the horn a go?


If you have any further queries please feel free to email us....

 

The Nottingham Youth Orchestra