Continually seeking to attract new young talent, NYWO holds auditions annually in the autumn at various musical centres across the UK. NYWO welcomes new applications throughout the year so you can apply now.
If you are aged 14-21 and looking for a rewarding musical experience
If you are eager to gain orchestral experience with world-class conductors, tutors and soloists
Admission to NYWO courses is by audition only.
Auditions will take place in the autumn at centres throughout the country. If you are successful in your audition you will be offered a place for the entirety of the following year.
Application and Auditions
Applications for NYWO 2018 can be made via our online application form which will be available in Spring 2017.
Auditions for NYWO 2018 will take place during September, October & November 2017 in the following places:
Birmingham Conservatoire Visit website for directions
Please allow additional time and see www.birmingham.gov.uk/connected for more information concerning major road and pedestrian changes.
Sunday 1st October & 15th October 2017
Royal Northern College of Music Visit Website for directions
Sunday 17th September 2017
Wells Cathedral School Visit Website for directions
Quilter Hall, Music School, St Andrew’s Street Wells, BA5 2UE
Saturday 21st October 2017
RAF Northolt Visit Website for directions
RAF Northolt, West End Rd, London HA4 6NG
Sunday 5th November 2017
It’s easy to apply for NYWO.
If you are successful at audition and receive an offer of a place in any of our ensembles, please note that your attendance will be required on all course dates of that year. Therefore you should check that you are available during all course and concert dates before confirming your place.
|Ensemble||Age range||Standard required||What is included – 2018|
|Orchestra||14 – 21 years||Grade 8||Tuition, accommodation, food, leisure activities, travel to concerts.|
|Chamber Music Course||14 – 21 years||Grade 8||Tuition, accommodation, food, leisure activities, travel to concerts.|
|Saxophone Course||14 – 21 years||Grade 8||Tuition, accommodation, food, leisure activities, travel to concerts.|
Attendance forms / letters are available after each course to send to your local authority which may help with payment.
Flute / Piccolo
Oboe / Cor Anglais
Clarinet – E flat / B flat / Alto / Bass / Contrabass
Saxophone – Soprano / Alto / Tenor / Baritone
Bassoon / Contra-Bassoon
Percussion and Timpani
Step 1: Complete Online Application Form. Application and Audition Procedure & Conditions
Step 2: Receive audition date, time and venue (September).
Step 3: Attend audition (September-November). Audition Requirements
Step 4: Receive decision (December-January).
Step 5: Accept offer if successful and complete paperwork and payment.
For Application and Audition Procedure & Conditions click here
The National Youth Wind Orchestra of Great Britain is a registered charity number 327024