Join the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra

We are always looking for people interested in joining the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra.

The Orchestra

The Norfolk County Youth Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra that brings together the most talented musicians living in Norfolk, between the ages of 12 and 21.
There is an annual membership fee to belong to the orchestra which contributes towards tuition and accommodation. Bursaries are available to enable all talented young musicians to participate if they so wish.

Benefits of Joining

Orchestral players learn to take responsibility for their part in a large group, develop their personal musical standard of playing and ensure that the orchestra continually performs to a high standard

Close friendships are formed which will last for life. There is an orchestral student council, which meets regularly to represent the views of the players and take part in the decision-making processes

Am I eligible to join?

If you play an orchestral instrument, are Grade 6 standard or above, in full time education and live in Norfolk you are eligible to join.

How to join

Auditions are held at the Professional Development Centre, Woodside Road, Norwich NR7 9QL on;

5th July – Strings

6th July – Woodwind

7th July – Brass & Percussion

Apply online before 27th June.

Norfolk Music Service
Professional Development Centre
Woodside Road
Tel: 01603 303346
fax: 01603 708074

Confirm your NCYO membership for 2018-19 click here by downloading a membership form.

Then scan and return either via email to or post to NCYO, 20 Bank Plain, Norwich NR2 4SF