Young NSSO

Young NSSO is a training orchestra for children of primary/prep school age.
Members are typically aged 9-13 years old and playing at ABRSM grades 3-5 standard

About the Orchestra

Like NSSO and Sinfonia, at the start of the course members work with specialist instrumental coaches, to help meet the technical challenges of the repertoire, before joining together in sectional rehearsals led by our Young NSSO Heads of Section. The ensuing full orchestral rehearsals are thus carefully prepared for and very positive experiences.

Sessions tend to be shorter than those of NSSO or Sinfonia and the breaks more numerous. There is also a series of workshops aimed at strengthening the musical skills which underpin the ensemble playing.

Music is at the heart of the Young NSSO experience, but there is also a brilliant inclusive activities programme organised by our experienced pastoral team. With swimming and field sports, quizzes, a chance to explore the Malvern Hills (under close supervision), indoor table games and also some art/craft sessions too.

The end of the week usually finds the children exhausted, but exhilarated by their musical achievements and delighting by new friendships. In this way, we aim to foster a love of orchestral playing and a real desire to achieve ever higher standards.

 

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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

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