Welcome to the
National Schools Symphony Orchestra
12th – 19th July 2020
Applications are OPEN!
For more than 25 years, the National Schools Symphony Orchestra has provided intensive, high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19. Each course provides a stimulating and rewarding mix of individual coaching by expert tutors, playing in small ensembles, sectional and full rehearsals, and a final concert.
The annual courses of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra are held at Malvern College, where the outstanding facilities, along with its beautiful surroundings in the heart of Elgar country, have added greatly to the enjoyment of all course members – children and staff alike.
We’ve been shortlisted for Best Classical Music Education Initiative!
This Music and Drama Education Excellence award, sponsored by Classic FM, honours an educational project which has used classical music in an innovative way, shown musical excellence and has had a positive impact on a significant number of participants.
Patrick Doyle, says: “It is an honour to be the patron of the National Schools Symphony Orchestra. The organisation has worked tirelessly to promote young people in the world of classical music, with excellent results over the last 25 years. The nomination for Best Classical Music Education Initiative in Music Teacher magazine’s annual Awards for Excellence is richly deserved and my congratulations go to all those involved: tutors, administrators and pupils. All the best for the future.”