The National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO) works together with a wide range of (fellow) institutions and (international) partners for special productions. In addition, the orchestra has a large network of (often young) directors, choreographers, composers, soloists, conductors, rehearsal directors, coaches, designers, actors and other partners.


Parties we are currently working with or have recently worked with include Dutch National Opera Academy (DNOA), AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert, Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Orpheus Theatre, Phion (formerly Orkest van het Oosten/Netherlands Symphony Orchestra and Het Gelders Orkest/Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra), Young Euro Classic Berlin, European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO), orkest de ereprijs, The Concertgebouw, Hannick Reizen, CODA Museum, StadsAkkers Apeldoorn, CrossmarX Application Platform, De Verenigde Podiumkunstenfestivals, European Federation of National Youth Orchestras (EFNYO), European Festivals Association (EFA) and GIGANT: markant in cultuur Apeldoorn.

An important international programme for NJO members is MusXchange. Read all about this programme on our dedicated MusXchange page.

Also view the website of the NJO Muziekzomer Gelderland for an overview of partners (only available in Dutch) with which NJO works specifically for this annual summer festival.


Students at conservatoires in the Netherlands and Belgium and students with Dutch nationality at conservatoires outside the Netherlands can apply for a position in one or more projects of the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO). We work together with the following conservatoires in the Netherlands and Belgium:

The Netherlands
- ArtEZ Conservatorium, ArtEZ Hogeschool voor de kunsten – locations in Arnhem, Enschede, Zwolle
- Conservatorium Maastricht, Hogeschool Zuyd – Maastricht
- Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdamse Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Amsterdam
- Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Fontys Hogescholen – Tilburg
- Koninklijk Conservatorium, Hogeschool der Kunsten Den Haag – The Hague
- Prins Claus Conservatorium, Hanzehogeschool – Groningen
- Codarts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Rotterdam
- Utrechts Conservatorium, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten – Utrecht

- Koninklijk Conservatorium, School of Arts HOGENT – Ghent
- Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, School of Arts, AP Hogeschool – Antwerp
- Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel / Conservatoire royal de Bruxelles – Brussels
- LUCA School of Arts – Campus Lemmens – Louvain
- Stedelijk Conservatorium – Bruges
- Conservatoire royal de musique de Mons, École Supérieure des Arts – Mons
- Conservatoire royal de Liège, École Supérieure des Arts de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Liège
- Institut Supérieur de Musique et de Pédagogie (IMEP) – Namur

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