Our Courses

11th – 18th July 2021

The course is divided into three orchestras that are broadly distinguished by age and playing ability, with some overlap across the three, and we offer successful applicants a place in the ensemble where we feel they will be best equipped to take part effectively, successfully and happily.

Standards indicated are for guidance only – you do not need to have taken the particular examinations.

Details of each orchestra appear on a separate page and this brief summary might be helpful as you look at what we offer.

NSSO Philharmonic

Secondary school aged children of grade 8 standard and beyond.

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NSSO Sinfonia

Secondary school aged children up to grade 8. Minimum grade 6 standard.

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NSSO Academy

Primary/prep school aged children (9-13) up to grade 5. Minimum grade 3 standard.

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NSSO Chorus

New for 2019 – the chance to sing with NSSO!

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Conducting

A unique week of specialised study for school-aged conductors.

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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

PROJECT SUNRISE AND THE FUTURE May 3, 2020

Thanks, and congratulations to the members of NSSO who submitted almost 200 audio and video files to Project Sunrise. Their virtual performance of the opening of Also sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. Thanks, also to our partners who helped realise the project: Steve Bingham at PartPlay who created the final mix and GoodMusic Publishing who […]

Project Sunrise shines a little light April 8, 2020

For more than 25 years, the National Schools Symphony Orchestra has provided an intensive high-quality orchestral experience for young players aged 9-19. This year, in the face of extraordinary circumstances, we are expanding our activities online to offer all our members the chance to take part in a new experience. With help from our partners PartPlay and Goodmusic, […]

Coronavirus March 30, 2020

A message from our Artistic Director, John Madden: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought disruption and dismay in its wake, along with a degree of anxiety and uncertainty that the UK has not known in a generation or more. Arts organisations across the world have been impacted by the pandemic and NSSO is no exception. We follow guidance from the UK Government and […]