A brief introduction to the NSSO
For over a quarter of a century, The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) has provided residential orchestral courses of the highest quality for talented young players.
NSSO was originally established to offer a continuation orchestra for the IAPS Music Courses and a bridge between school or county youth orchestras and the NYO. It has since grown into a leading national provider of orchestral courses in its own right, with three orchestras offering progression across the age and ability range.
The cornerstone of our success is certainly the unique experience we create. Our courses include dedicated section coaching by leading professionals and performances led by internationally acclaimed conductors. Our pastoral team creates a safe and family-like atmosphere on the beautiful Malvern College campus whilst a comprehensive social and sporting programme complements the musical schedule and the final concerts. Our ethos is very much aligned with the underlying Malvern qualities, so participants feel cared for, nurtured, and inspired.