The NZSO is committed to nurturing the next generation of orchestral musicians through a wide range of high-quality programs designed for performers, composers and conductors.
NZSO National Youth Orchestra
Provides aspiring orchestral musicians with the experience of playing in a full-strength symphony orchestra.
Provides a fantastic opportunity for school students to perform with the NZSO.
NZSO Foundation Masterclasses
Connects senior students with NZSO international guest artists.
Alex Lindsay Award
Supports young musicians to pursue an orchestral career.
NZSO x SOUNZ NZ Composer Sessions
The NZSO, SOUNZ – the Centre for New Zealand Music, and RNZ Concert collaborate to revisit the works of our more established composers.
NZSO NYO Composer-in-Residence
An opportunity for young composers to write a full symphonic commission for an orchestra of their peers.
NZSO Todd Corporation Young Composer Awards
An exciting opportunity for the next generation of New Zealand composers to have their compositions workshopped and recorded by the NZSO.