Eligibility for application
All NJO projects are accessible for musicians aged between 18 up to and including 26* studying an instrument at a conservatory in the Netherlands or Belgium, as well as for Dutch citizens studying an instrument at a music academy elsewhere. Only for positions in the NJO Summer Festival and Tour still vacant after live auditions in the Netherlands and Belgium, video auditions are organised for musicians who are not Dutch citizens and who are aged between 18 up to and including 26* studying an instrument at a European music academy outside the Netherlands or Belgium. Elsewhere on this website you will find information on auditions and NJO membership.
EUYO projects, for which the NJO organises the first round of auditions, are accessible for musicians aged between 16 and 26 years at 31 December of the year in which the audition takes place. Application for EUYO is possible for all musicians holding a passport from one of the 27 current European Union member countries. Musicians who are born in the Netherlands, who reside, study or work in the Netherlands or hold a Dutch passport can apply for the EUYO through the NJO via the portal below. Elsewhere on this website you will find information on the EUYO auditions. Information about EUYO membership can be found on the EUYO website.
Application via the NJO portal for NJO and EUYO candidates
All eligible NJO and EUYO first round candidates should apply for auditions by registering via the NJO portal by clicking the link below. Please make sure you read and understand the NJO rules and regulations for auditions and membership before you register for NJO auditions or the EUYO audition rules and regulations before you register for EUYO auditions. By registering at NJO via the portal below, you accept the NJO and/or EUYO rules and regulations. If you experience any difficulties using the portal, please read the instructions for login and audition registration.
If you don’t have an account yet, please create your personal account in the NJO portal:
Log in to your account in the NJO portal to apply for auditions and projects and to make adjustments. Please check whether there are any projects open for application on our Programme & planning page.
*) at the starting date of the relevant project