Welcome to the
National Schools Symphony Orchestra

8th – 15th July 2018

For over 20 years the National Schools Symphony Orchestra has provided intensive, high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19 years old. 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 at a major national venue.

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.

The 2018 Course marks the start of our 25th anniversary year. Apply now to join us at Malvern next July at the start of our celebrations!

Latest Tweets

This time last week, our talented musicians were at WOWFest: Wells Orchestral Weekend preparing to give the opening… https://t.co/rKlzf0vo13

3 days ago

RT @youthESO: Places filling up but we would still like to hear from French horns, Tenor/Bass Trombones, Violins, Violas and Double Basses!…

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RT @bbcproms: We trust that you were dancing along to this as much as we were? #BBCProms https://t.co/WCcsfRWhB9

1 week ago

What a moment! NSSO Main Orchestra just performed Gareth Wood’s Concerto for Tuba with Andrew McDade himself!… https://t.co/PhoDXilHJo

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RT @EptaUK: EPTA UK is working very closely with @ABRSM. A series of roadshows in Scotland during September/October presenting the new ABR…

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It’s nearly concert time for Young NSSO & Sinfonia! #NSSO2018 https://t.co/RriJI08mrC

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Friday evening music making in St Edmunds Hall. #NSSO2018 https://t.co/4gzz51YgxI

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Can you name the tune Young NSSO are playing here? #NSSO2018 https://t.co/S1JUiMqctO

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RT @wowfestwells: Our workshop yesterday with patron @CharlieHazlewoo and all our participants! We had the strings playing Charles Ives whi…

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RT @stephanie_dyer: Back home a couple of days ago after an enjoyable time @malverncollege @NSSO_UK #NSSO2018 So inspiring to mentor such p…

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It was wonderful to hear YNSSO in sectional rehearsals earlier. #practicemakesperfect #NSSO2018 https://t.co/ccZDXH2V5S

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@wowfestwells @WellsCathedral1 Best of luck to all our young instrumentalists performing this evening! #NSSO2018

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RT @wowfestwells: All ready for tonight’s concert @WellsCathedral1 with @NSSO_UK and Violinissimo! 🎶🎶 https://t.co/yeQSZOg2lW

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A short rehearsal this morning before heading off to @wowfestwells where NSSO will give the opening performance!… https://t.co/p059aGoRkl

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RT @MusicEdExpo: How can we widen participation in music and increase uptake at GCSE? @MaxWheeler and representatives from the main exam bo…

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RT @ABRSM: Home is the predominant source of most experiences for children. Here are some suggestions on how to create a musical home envir…

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NSSO Sinfonia in rehearsal with Leandro Silvera this morning. #NSSO2018 https://t.co/tVEtMAndSW

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RT @stephanie_dyer: Another rewarding day tutoring talented young instrumentalists @malverncollege @NSSO_UK #NSSO2018 https://t.co/i7IXphCv…

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They may be young, but they are mighty! #NSSO2018 https://t.co/l3Evs4hEG1

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RT @BeaudesertMusic: Some of our musicians are having a wonderful time on the @NSSO_UK course at @malverncollege https://t.co/sAQJW8h31p

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RT @stephanie_dyer: Arrived Malvern yesterday to coach trombones/tuba for Main Orchestra @NSSO_UK 2018 https://t.co/0B5SytePwx

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All three orchestras enjoying their break in the sunshine! #NSSO2018 https://t.co/D0dHnSPeyK

1 week ago

And they’re back! #NSSO2018 https://t.co/dqdsRCBrJ4

2 weeks ago

Only two more days until #NSSO2018 instrumentalists arrive @malverncollege to kick off our 25th season! https://t.co/3ncHsekLje

2 weeks ago

RT @SalonNorth: @IvoriesStrings1 we have a musical extravaganza on 26 Jul in #Harrogate with @ClassicFM executive producer @nelsonjenny, #m…

2 weeks ago

Applications for #NSSO2018 are now closed! To keep up to date with the latest news and information about our 2019 c… https://t.co/iLe8hJtHNp

3 weeks ago

RT @youthESO: Join us! Orchestra courses for children in Aug @KingsWorcester Contact us: esoyouth@eso.co.uk https://t.co/sF3WsonWmz

3 weeks ago

Don't miss the opportunity to apply for a @FutureTalentUK Award (2018/19). Deadline for applications close next Mon… https://t.co/HD5NmS4ZDF

1 month ago

As we prepare for our 2018 course - and as it's #ThrowbackThursday - we look back to NSSO 2016: https://t.co/nlKjCf5YuH

1 month ago

@youthESO @TheChaseMalvern @SevernArts 🙌🏽

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If you have an enquiry about any aspect of NSSO please feel free to get in touch:

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

T: 01684 581640 // 01684 581616

Latest News

NSSO Rehearsal July 11, 2018

A short snippet from yesterday’s rehearsal in St Edmunds Hall with Richard Dickens…enjoy! Watch more of all three of orchestras over on the National Schools Symphony Orchestra YouTube channel.

QUICK! Don’t miss funding for NSSO 2019 June 7, 2018

The FUTURE TALENT fund is open for 2018/19 applications for its Young Musicians Development Programme. The deadline for completed applications is at 12pm on Monday 11 June 2018! Future Talent’s Young Musicians Development Programme offers financial support and development opportunities to young musicians; instrumentalists and singers from ANY genre of music, based anywhere in the […]

Congratulations Will! June 6, 2018

Congratulations to Will Gold, who has played first bassoon in NSSO Main Orchestra for many years, and has been offered a place to study bassoon at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland next year. He was made the on-the-spot offer at his audition in Glasgow at his audition after playing Telemann’s Sonata in F Minor and […]

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