Our Courses

The course is divided into three orchestras that are broadly distinguished by age and playing ability, with some overlap across the three, and we offer successful applicants a place in the ensemble where we feel they will be best equipped to take part effectively, successfully and happily.

Standards indicated are for guidance only – you do not need to have taken the particular examinations.

NSSO Philharmonic

Secondary school aged children of grade 8 standard and beyond.

15th – 18th July 2021

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NSSO Sinfonia

Secondary school aged children up to grade 8. Minimum grade 6 standard.

8th – 11th July 2021

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NSSO Academy

Primary/prep school aged children (8-13) up to grade 5. Minimum grade 3 standard.

8th – 11th July 2021

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NSSO Big Band

Secondary school aged children (11-17) of grade 8 standard and beyond.

11th – 18th July 2021

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Conducting

A unique week of specialised study for school-aged conductors.

11th – 18th July 2021

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NSSO Chorus

The chance to sing with NSSO!

 

Postponed until 2022

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If you have an enquiry about any aspect of NSSO please feel free to get in touch:

NSSO, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF

T: 01684 581640 // 01684 581616

E: hello@nsso.org

Latest News

Refer a friend March 19, 2021

If you love the National Schools Symphony Orchestra nearly as much as we do, we’d love for you to recommend us to fellow young musicians. When you refer us and both sign up to one of our 2021 courses, we’ll give you a £10 voucher for Amazon, as our way of saying thank you.   […]

2018 Performances March 19, 2021

Please watch our performances below.   Performance Recordings Ampartico Roca Splanky Over the Rainbow Symphony No 5 in D minor

2019 Performances March 19, 2021

The National School Symphony Orchestra 2019 productions were a particularly memorable occasion as we celebrated our 25th Anniversary. Final productions were held in Birmingham Symphony Hall, with performances from our Academy, Sinfonia, Philharmonic Orchestras and Chorus.   2019 Repertoire Main Orchestra and Chorus: Verdi Requiem, conducted by Richard Dickins. NSSO Sinfonia: Joined by the talented young […]