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Apr 01 - 08 2023


All Day

National Schools Symphony Orchestra Philharmonic 2023

About the course

Each year NSSO brings together approximately 80 committed young players to the Philharmonic, mostly between the ages of 13 and 17, though some very able younger players have taken part too.

NSSO Philharmonic offers a week of high-quality orchestral music under the baton of a leading professional musician, assisted by an inspirational team of instrumental tutors, each of them a respected and experienced performer and teacher.

Through a combination of challenging programmes, uplifting rehearsals and inspirational musicianship, NSSO endeavours to provide our young players with a real taste of the professional orchestral world. Many of our alumni have gone on to perform not only with NYO, but also with some of the world’s leading orchestras.

Please note that unfortunately this year we are unable to accept applications from euphonium players for the Philharmonic Orchestra or Harp players for any of our ensembles. Saxophone players will only be able to apply for the Big Band course.

The Philharmonic will be made up of players of a standard of grade 7 to diploma level and above. We will be playing exciting mainstream symphonic repertoire with a full-sized symphony orchestra.

  • For players of approximately grade 7 standard up to and beyond diploma level, admission is by audition
  • Exploration of the symphonic and film/TV  repertoire
  • Daily individual instrumental coaching as well as sectional and full rehearsals
  • Evening entertainment during the week including party and quiz nights
  • Extensive range of social and sporting activities, includes swimming and a Malvern Hills walk
  • Full board and accommodation, all music and transport between venues is provided
  • Residential and non-residential places available

Applications and fees

Visit the NSSO website for full information. The application deadline is 1 December 2022.

Application is by audition.

Fees: £895 residential, £645 non-residential


Malvern College
College Road, Malvern WR14 3DF


National Schools Symphony Orchestra

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 01 - 08 2023
  • Time: All day

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