NYO - National Youth Orchestra of Australia

NYO - National Youth Orchestra of Australia

(Established: 2016)

Invites musicians (ages: 14 - 26) to audition for its next season


NYO - Australia is now accepting applications for the 2018 season on all standard orchestral instruments, including harp.

Min. Standard:  Grade 8

Candidates will be notified for audition during Term 4 2017

(please bring a 'resume' plus testamentary and a recent video to the audition)

All applicants to the NYO - Australia are required to record a series of audition videos that include the content outlined below. Each performance segment must be recorded in one take with no editing  you may select the best of several takes). 


  • Introduction:  Before performing your solo selections, please include an introduction stating your name, your major instrument and the title of the solo works you have chosen. You may also perform on a minor instrument within the time limit, if desired. 

  • Two (2)  Contrasting Solo Pieces: Your choice; maximum time limit 10 minutes. A work with piano accompaniment is preferred (except if you are applying on harp, orchestral keyboard, or percussion)


NYO - Australia is open to all Australian citizens or permanent residents (PR holders) only.  Visitor Visas are also acceptable after the Citizenship quota has been filled and only if there is a vacancy. 

Age Limit

You must be between the ages of 14 and 26 years by January 1, 2018. 

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