Audition & musicians
The NJO National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands is open to musicians from 18 until and including 26 years old who study at a music academy. Students at music academies in the Netherlands and Belgium and students with the Dutch nationality at music academies outside the Netherlands can apply for a position in one or more projects of the NJO. Only if vacancies for the NJO Summer Festival and Tour can not be filled, non-Dutch students from music academies outside the Netherlands and Belgium will be given the opportunity to apply via a video audition. Applicants need to audition before they can be accepted as an NJO member. The NJO decides about placement of applicants, based on the advise of the audition jury and the NJO artistic management.
One of the most important goals of the NJO is to bridge the music academy education of individual students and the professional practice. The NJO offers music academy students an inspiring experience, creating and working together with the best conductors, coaches and other professionals. Besides rehearsals, concerts and tours, we offer training and coaching on a wide range of subjects such as musicological backgrounds, health care (injury prevention), entrepreneurship and much more. Read more about talent development elsewhere on this website.