National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain are aiming to give young musicians of grade 8 standard a very positive audition experience and their new website will be giving encouragement, support and guidance. Auditions are taking place all over the country and there are travel bursaries if needed.
Playing in NYOGB can be a life-changing experience. As a member, you make incredible music, try out new ideas with the brightest young musicians in the country, and work with accomplished tutors at an exceptionally high standard. But that’s not all. Being a member helps you develop as team players and young leaders, encourages you to pass on your skills to other teen musicians, and helps you become more confident in taking risks. Plus you’ll make some of the best friends you’ll ever meet along the way.
NYOGB believes in giving every committed and accomplished young musician in the UK the opportunity to experience the challenge and thrill of orchestral playing. That’s why everyone who applies and meets our standard requirements will be invited to audition for a place. Auditions are free, and take place in Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London, in September and October 2014.
The NYOGB are aiming to make the audition process as friendly and informal as possible, to help you perform at your best. They are also working hard to ensure that all applicants have the chance to learn new performance or practice skills, so that your experience is positive and useful, whatever the outcome.
If you can play to Grade 8 standard or higher, please do apply now.