We are still accepting applications for this year's programme. With a limited number of places still available in all three orchestras. Click here to apply.
NSSO auditions happen in late January/early February so you can use the same pieces for both auditions.
Once you've joined the NSSO family your place is assured until the end of your school career. This means you can progress through our orchestras at a rate that is best for you. You do not need to re-audition each year.
Don't miss the closing date for guaranteeing your place on the 2017 course: Friday 30 September.
Only two days left to register.
Don't forget that NSSO will arrange to come to your school for the audition. Nobody else does that!
Don't be put off by the course fee. Apply for one of our means tested bursaries, worth up to 50% of the cost. Higher awards are possible in exceptional circumstances.
We only have five places on our unique Conductors' Course under the direction of Richard Dickins. Early application is advisable.
Check out the details here
Applications are now open for NSSO 2017. The closing date is 30 November - much earlier than in previous years! Don't get caught out. Apply now.
Thank you to everybody who worked so hard to make the 2016 course such a successful and happy week. The final concerts were of a very high standard indeed!
And so our thoughts turn to 2017. The website has had a good spring clean (even though it's the height of summer) and most of the detail for next year is now in place. More will follow - but check it out now and apply as soon as possible.