Take Part

At NSSO, we work hard to support players and their parents in achieving the most out of our youth musical talents. Courses are offered to children aged 8-17, of grade 3 standard and above. However, musical talent is the only real test for joining our orchestra and grading examinations are not compulsory.

If you’re ready for the next steps and would like to join NSSO, you’ll find all the information you need to know on how to apply, below.

 

New Members

We welcome new members to join us for this exciting, challenging course, learning new repertoire, making new friends and having the time of their lives in this spectacular venue.

To take part, the process is as follows:

  1. Enrol using our online application form
  2. Pay your deposit (as indicated at the end of the application form)
  3. Submit your Audition

After this, our team will review entries and will contact you within 14 working days of audition submissions to confirm your place. Final balances will be due by 10th June 2022.

Existing Members

We welcome returning members to join us for this exciting, challenging course, learning new repertoire, making new friends and having the time of their lives in this spectacular venue.

To take part, you will need to:

  1. Sign in to your account
  2. Pay your deposit (as indicated at the end of the application form)

Further information will be released in the coming weeks with course handbook and a personal information form within your account to fill in ahead of the course. Final balances will be due by 10th June 2022.

 

Useful Links

Looking for something else? Here are a few pages that might be of interest:

Fees

Course fees for 2022, including Philharmonic, Sinfonia and Academy Orchestras.

Bursaries

Find out about available means-tested bursaries, from NSSO and external organisations.

Auditions

Auditions for July 2022 courses are open! Click here for more information and to submit your auditions.

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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 581695

E: hello@nsso.org

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