Audition information

Auditions for NJO projects are, under normal circumstances, held twice a year. In the 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 NJO audition and membership regulations* carefully before accepting. 

If after analysing the available members and selected players from the Netherlands and Belgium any vacancies for the NJO Summer Festival are left, an extra round of video auditions (image and sound) may be held for musicians studying at European music academies outside of 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 present, applications for auditions are not possible. As a result of the cancellation of several projects due to the COVID-19 measures, musicians who auditioned for the Defiant Requiem and the NJO Summer Festival and Tour 2020 will be given the opportunity to take part in the upcoming projects. For just percussion and timpani auditions will be held, but the application deadline for these auditions (22 November 2020) has expired. 

*) The new regulations with effect from 3 November 2020 are only available in Dutch. We are working on an English translation.

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