The National Youth Orchestra of Ireland endeavours to bring together the most talented young instrumentalists aged between 14 and 18 from all corners of Ireland for residential courses and concerts, recordings, workshops and events. Annual auditions ensure the young players are selected purely on the basis of musical ability.
September 29th Omagh Academy, Omagh 4pm-8pm (venue TBC)
September 30th Templeogue College, Dublin 9am-8pm
October 1st Templeogue College, Dublin 10am-6pm
October 6th Cork School of Music 4pm-9pm
October 7th Cork School of Music 9am-8pm
October 8th Galway Technical Institute 10am - 4pm
Closing date for applications: 5pm, September 15th.
Candidates will be asked to play two prescribed orchestral excerpts plus a piece of their own choice (all unaccompanied). There are no aural or sightreading tests and we don't ask what your music education history is. It only matters how you play at your audition!
Look forward to seeing you!