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[4 Jan 2012 | Comments Off on Our tour with Sir Roger Norrington and the ZKO | ]
Our tour with Sir Roger Norrington and the ZKO

Love your National Youth Orchestra? Apply now for 2013! www.sanyo.org.za/courses for more info

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[25 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on Audition results – Winds, Brass and Percussion Course | ]

Results for the NYO Winds, Brass and Percussion Course, taking place in Cape Town, 24 September – 3 October 2010
Please note: names are listed in random order, and this is therefore no indication of placement in an ensemble. Auditions will be done on the first day of the course (24 September) to determine placement. Official acceptance letters will be sent to each participant with information on the course, in the beginning of September.
Overall the standard of the auditions was very high. We are so proud of all of our young …

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[18 Aug 2010 | Comments Off on NYO:Strings come to Joburg | ]
NYO:Strings come to Joburg

Nearly half a century of commitment to young musicians has made the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation the leader of the youth orchestral movement in the country, inspiring musicians with a commitment to pursue the highest standards of musical performance. 2010 boasts a series of courses in addition to the annual Sasol National Youth Orchestra Course.

The National Youth Orchestra: Strings ensemble is selected from the créme de la créme of South Africa’s young string players between the ages of 18 and 25. In July 2010 the young musicians travelled across the country to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, where they formed an all-new and exciting group.


[22 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Nationals 2010 info | ]
Nationals 2010 info

In its 46th year the South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation boasts a whole series of Nationals courses and programmes for young orchestral musicians between the ages of 13 and 25.
Recorded auditions for all Nationals events will be held in April in main centres across the country by the traveling audition team. Young musicians wishing to apply will need to prepare a study and a piece of their choice, of minimum grade 6 music standard (Unisa, ABRSM or Trinity College), not exceeding five minutes in total. For more comprehensive audition guidelines click here. Application forms will be done electronically via an online form available here: http://bit.ly/bd7bki

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[8 May 2009 | Comments Off on Auditions FAQ | ]

We have recorded all of the selection auditions for the Sasol National Youth Orchestra Course 2009 and we will be announcing results on 1 June 2009.