Auditions are in February and March for all Nationals Programmes in 2016

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WHAT IT TAKES: Violin in Johannesburg from 17-20 April 2016 in partnership with the KZN Philharmonic and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

National Youth Orchestra course in Cape Town from 11-17 July 2016, in partnership with the Birmingham Conservatoire

WHAT IT TAKES: Viola in Johannesburg from 1-5 September 2016 in partnership with the Birmingham Conservatoire

WHAT IT TAKES: Bassoon in Johannesburg 30 September – 4 October 2016

National Youth String and Wind Orchestra course in Johannesburg from 8-17 December 2016


If you are interested in applying to audition, please email

Auditions for 2016 are: CLOSED

Here’s the Prep for Nationals 2012 video so that you can get a feel for what course is like:


You need to:

1. Play an orchestral instrument

2. Be of at least Grade 7 level (Unisa, ABRSM, Trinity)

3. Be between the ages of 13-25 in 2016



Travel: You are expected to get yourself to course. Auditions start on the first day of each course (be there before 12:00 please) and the course ends with our final concert in the evening on the last day of each course (most out-of-towners therefore leave on the morning of the day after the last day of course.)

Course fee: R1950 cialis black 80mg. This fee includes accommodation, meals and tuition. Proof of payment is to be received by our offices a month before each course. Please use your name as the reference.
Banking details:

South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation
Bank: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton 019205
Account number: 421 057 289
Swift code: SBZAZAJJ

Proof of payment to be emailed to

Bursaries (based on financial need), scholarships (based on merit) and payment plans are available to make the course open to all who wish to attend. If you indicated that you required financial assistance, we will contact you to get the relevant information we need for the process.