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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!

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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.

Please vote for us! 

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.”

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NSSO, Malvern College, College Road, Malvern, WR14 3DF

T: 01684 581640 // 01684 581616

Latest News

Best Classical Music Education Initiative Nomination November 26, 2019

We are delighted to announce that the National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO) has been shortlisted for the Best Classical Music Education Initiative in Music Teacher magazine’s annual Awards for Excellence.   This award honours an education project which has used classical music in an innovative way, shown musical excellence and has had a positive impact on […]

#NSSOturns25 July 19, 2019

A week of bringing together more than 200 players and singers to celebrate the National Schools Symphony Orchestra’s 25th year! See all the highlights from the week by following us on Twitter: @NSSO_UK

Repertoire 2019 courses July 9, 2019

This year’s repertoire… The Main Orchestra and Chorus will be performing the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Richard Dickins. NSSO Sinfonia will be joined by the talented young singer-songwriter Emi McDade, in Patrick Doyle’s Never Forget and in some of her own songs, conducted by Leandro Silvera. Young NSSO will have a varied programme including music […]