Auditions for NJO projects are, under normal circumstances, held twice a year. In autumn live auditions for the NJO Winter Tour are held in the Netherlands and Belgium. The spring auditions for the NJO Summer Festival and Tour are held live in the Netherlands and Belgium and by video for students from elsewhere. Musicians who would like to audition for a position in one of the NJO orchestras should apply first via our Application portal. Applicants accept the rules and regulations for auditions and membership upon their application. Please read these Rules and regulations carefully before accepting.
In case of any vacancies for the NJO Summer Festival after analysing the available members and selected players from the Netherlands and Belgium, an extra round of video auditions (image and sound) may be held for musicians studying at European music academies outside the Netherlands and Belgium. Please check Programme & planning for upcoming projects and audition dates.
In addition to auditions for NJO projects, the NJO organises the first round auditions for the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO). Please go to the EUYO page on this website for more information about the auditions for this orchestra organised by the NJO.
At this moment, application for auditions is not possible. As a result of the cancellation of the NJO Summer Festival and Tour 2020 due to the COVID-19 measures, musicians who auditioned for the NJO Summer Festival and Tour 2020 will be given the opportunity to take part in the upcoming projects. Auditions will only be held for the remaining vacancies after placement of the previously accepted musicians for the next projects. These auditions will probably be held early November 2020. Please check this website or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for the announcement of any vacancies!