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NYOS 2022 applications open on Friday 20 August


Planning is now well underway for our return to face-to-face learning and live concerts in 2022. We are very excited at the prospect of making music together again, in person, with our residential courses once again taking place in spring and summer followed by live concerts across the country.


Planned dates:

NYOS Symphony Orchestra – April & July/August

NYOS Senior Orchestra – April & July

NYOS Junior Orchestra – April & July

NYOS Jazz Orchestra – July

NYOS Jazz Access – April & July

NYOS Jazz Summer School – July


*Please click on the links above to find out more about each ensemble including age range and eligibility.


Applications for our 2022 Jazz and Classical programmes will open on Friday 20 August and close on Tuesday 28 September. If you would like to receive a reminder email when applications open and full course details are made available, please click here to sign up to our mailing list.


To apply, applicants should visit the NYOS homepage from Friday 20 August, select classical or jazz and complete one application form to be considered for all ensembles within that pathway. Following application, students will receive an email with instructions on how to submit a recorded audition. Auditions for both Classical and Jazz orchestras are free, and bursaries are available for participants who find it difficult to meet the costs of course fees.


If you have any questions in the meantime, please do get in touch with us at


With best wishes


National Youth Orchestras of Scotland