Nationwide


Sage Gateshead Young Sinfonia

Area: North of England

Where: Sage Gateshead

When: August-October, January-April

Membership: Age 13-19, Grade 7/8+

Auditions: May

Find out more: www.sagegateshead.com/join-in/music-for-young-people

Sage Gateshead Jambone

Area: North of England

Where: Sage Gateshead

When: September-November, January-April

Membership: Age 13-19, Grade 7+

Auditions: May

Sage Gateshead Folkestra

Area: North of England

Where: Sage Gateshead

When: fortnightly on Sunday afternoons during term time

Membership: Age 13-19

Auditions: May

Sage Gateshead Quay Choirs

Area: North of England

Where: Sage Gateshead

When: Sundays during term time

Membership: Age 8-19

Auditions: May

Sage Gateshead Centre for Advanced Training

Area: North of England

Where: Sage Gateshead

When: Sundays during term time

Membership: Age 8-18

Auditions: May

A centre for advanced training in classical, folk, popular and contemporary styles which delivers musical excellence for ambitious young musicians aged 8-18 in a supportive, encouraging and welcoming environment. Practical studies are underpinned with technical and theoretical studies.

Junior RNCM

Area: North of England

Where: Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

When: Saturdays during term time

Membership: Age 8-18 with exceptional musical ability

Find out more: http://www.rncm.ac.uk/study-here/junior-rncm/studies/

Junior RSC

Area: Scotland

Where: Royal Scottish Conservatoire, Glasgow

When: Saturdays from mid September – June

Find out more: https://www.rcs.ac.uk/juniorc/music/

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

Area: North of England

Where: Liverpool

When: Three weekends each term

Membership: Age 13-23 grade 7+

Find out more: http://www.liverpoolphil.com/1301/children-amp-young-people/join-liverpool-philharmonic-youth-orchestra.html

National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain

Area: Nationwide

Where: Residential courses

When: In or around school holidays

Auditions: Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol and London, with travel bursaries available.

Find out more: http://www.nyo.org.uk/

NYO wants to give the UK’s most dedicated young musicians every opportunity to participate in our vibrant, challenging orchestra. We look for musicians and composers who combine considerable technical aptitude (grade 8 distinction) and flair for orchestral playing with a taste for adventure, open minds and a great team spirit.

National Children’s Orchestra

Area: Nationwide

Where: Residential courses

When: In or around school holidays

Auditions:

Cumbria -Sedbergh School 16 October 2015
Tyne and Wear – Washington Arts Centre 28 October 2015

Find out more: http://www.nco.org.uk/

The NCO is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children aged 7-13. We offer children a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians.

National Youth Jazz Collective

Area: Nationwide

Where: Residential courses

When: In or around school holidays

Auditions:

Cumbria -Sedbergh School 16 October 2015
Tyne and Wear – Washington Arts Centre 28 October 2015

Find out more: http://www.nco.org.uk/

The NCO is Great Britain’s premier symphony orchestra for children aged 7-13. We offer children a life-changing experience with training from top professional musicians.

National Youth Wind Orchestra

Area: Nationwide

Where: Residential courses

When: In or around school holidays

Find out more: http://www.nywogb.com/join-nywo/

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

The National Youth Folk Ensemble

Area: Nationwide

Where: Residential courses

When: In or around school holidays

Find out more: https://www.efdss.org/efdss-education/national-youth-folk-ensemble

A national group for talented young instrumentalists aged 14- 18 who are dedicated to developing as folk musicians and excited about collaborating with others who share their passion!

Ensemble members will participate in four weeks of intensive residential courses in different parts of England and receive high quality tuition and guidance from leading folk musicians. They will develop skills in performance, arrangement and leadership as well as give public performances.