NCO auditions now open!

National Childrens Orchestra auditions for 2022 membership are now open. As well as returning to in person orchestral activities, NCO's programme will be supplemented with a digital programme.

  • It is free to audition and all auditions are submitted via a pre-recorded video.
  • To audition you need to be 8-13 years old on the 31st August in the year you apply.
  • To audition you must submit a recording of you playing two contrasting pieces, around 2 to 3 minutes each. Older musicians on violins, cellos, and trumpets may also need to prepare orchestral excerpts.
  • Further details including how to apply can be found online:
  • The initial application deadline is 9am on Tuesday 14 September. The deadline for sending the video audition is Friday 1 October.

Want to see the NCO in action? You can watch their Summer Celebration 2021 online: catch up here.

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