A brief introduction to NSSO
For over a quarter of a century, NSSO has provided residential orchestral courses of the highest quality for talented young players.
NSSO was originally established to provide a bridge between school or county youth orchestras and the NYO. It has grown into a leading national provider of orchestral courses, with multiple orchestras and ensembles offering progression across the age and ability range.
The cornerstone of our success is certainly the unique experience we create. Our courses include dedicated section coaching by leading professionals and performances led by nationally acclaimed conductors. Our pastoral team creates a safe and family-like atmosphere on the beautiful Malvern College campus whilst a comprehensive social and sporting programme complements the musical schedule and the final concerts. Above all, we want our members to feel that they are part of the NSSO family, so once you’ve gained a place on one of our courses, you will not have to audition again. The faculty members will help you develop as an orchestral musician and you can proceed up through the NSSO orchestras as you gain experience and confidence.