National Orchestra for All

National Orchestra for All

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s National Orchestra for All is only a few days away – Friday 3 March 2017.

The free of charge, non-auditioned national youth ensemble is open to musicians aged 11-18 of any instrument and any standard who show dedication to music in the face of challenging circumstances.

The link to submit new nominations is here.

For more information on this year’s programme please see the information below or visit the National Orchestra for All website.

Further Information

The National Orchestra for All have now opened nominations for new members of the National Orchestra for All (NOFA) to take part in the 2017-2018 season, which runs for nine months from July 2017 to April 2018. This season of work will focus on the relationship between music and dance.

Members can be from anywhere across the UK, play any orchestral instrument at any standard – but must be aged 11-18 and meet one of the criteria outlined on our website to be eligible for membership. Members of the 2017-2018 National Orchestra for All must attend:

  • Summer Course 2017 – four-day residential course held at the University of Leeds from Saturday 29 July – Tuesday 1 August 2017, culminating in a spectacular concert to an audience of over 3000 at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Tuesday 1 August 2017
  • Winter Sessions 2017 – three regional weekends held in Glasgow, Birmingham and London on the weekends of 18-19 November, 25-26 November and 2-3 December (locations TBC)
  • Spring Course 2018 – two-day residential course held on the weekend of 24-25 March 2018, with a performance on Sunday 25 March (location TBC)

Nominate a new member: use the online form.

Find out more: visit our website.

Deadline: Friday 3 March 2017

Please note that submitting the nomination form does not guarantee membership. All nominations will be considered and offers will be made in due course. During the nomination process, it is important that the young person understands that places are not guaranteed, as we must make sure we are working with the young people who will benefit from the opportunity the most from across the UK. The £250 financial contribution from schools is optional and we will take nominations without this financial support.