Intermediate Orchestra

If you are a string player of Associated Board Grade 6 to grade 8 standard or above, you can apply to audition for the Intermediate National Youth String Orchestra. Auditions are held in the autumn of each year for a place in Intermediate NYSO for the following year. This page outlines what you need for an audition.

We like to meet candidates and hear them play in person, but we are also happy to accept Multi-Media/DVD's as auditions. .

Please submit your audition application for the 2019 courses below.


  • An official accompanist will be provided at all live auditions.

Audition Repertoire

  • One piece of your own choice

  • One 2 octave and one 3 octave scale and their respective arpeggios (both separate and slurred 7 notes to a bow)

  • One double stop scale of your choice in either 6ths, 3rds or octaves

  • 3 short orchestral excerpts which will be emailed approx. 2 weeks before audition date. If you are auditioning by Media, these will also be emailed approx. 2 weeks before submission deadline.

Audition Fee

  • None

Audition Dates

November 2019 - London, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow

Application form

Name of Applicant
Date of Birth
Home Address
Tel. Number
Playing Standard
Instrumental Teacher
Instrumental Teacher's Address
Instrumental Teacher' Tel Number.
Instrumental Teacher's E-mail
How did you hear about NYSO
Where will you audition
How will you audition

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