Since its inception in 1959, the National Youth Orchestra has played a vital role in providing unique opportunities for the country’s most gifted young orchestral performers, many of whom have gone on to forge successful careers as orchestral players, soloists, chamber musicians and teachers. Approximately 50% of the current players in the NZSO are former members of the NZSO National Youth Orchestra.
CELESTE ORAM: Composer in Residence 2016 Work
JAMES MACMILLAN: Percussion Concerto No.1 Veni, Veni, Emmanuel
REUBEN JELLEYMAN: Composer in Residence 2017 Work
BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, op.34
Wellington – Friday 14 July / 6:30pm / Michael Fowler Centre
Auckland – Saturday 15 July / 7:30pm / Auckland Town Hall
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply please fill in the application and post or email your audition recording by 5pm on 31 January 2017.
Please note all students applying for acceptance into the 2017 programme will need to submit an audio CD or MP3 recording of themselves. This audio recording should be made in one take and should be unedited. Students who do not comply with these rules will not be considered for inclusion in the orchestra. Each audio recording should include 2 (two) minutes maximum of your own choice of work, followed by each excerpt in order. CD’s can be posted to NZSO NYO, PO Box 6640, Wellington 6141. Mp3 recordings are too large to be accepted via email, so please send these via a file sharing website such as Dropbox or Google drive. The contact email for these submissions is NYO@nzso.co.nz
Make sure that the recording itself demonstrates the highest possible audio quality so that your performance can be evaluated fairly. Always keep an extra copy of your audition recording in case there are problems along the way. There are a few restrictions for any audition recording:
12 December 2016 - Excerpts available online
20 January 2017 - Applications open
31 January 2017 - Closing date for applications – recordings must be submitted by 5pm on this date
17 February 2017 - Positions for 2017 National Youth Orchestra offered
24 February 2017 - Final date for accepting place