Apply for 2017 programmes

The Winter Course will be held in Port Elizabeth from 30 June to 9 July 2017 for the advanced National Youth Wind Orchestra. The annual National Youth Orchestra Summer Course will be held in Johannesburg from 7 to 17 December 2017 (the orchestra will be playing Tchaikovsky Symphony No.4). 

To make the courses open to all who qualify to attend, bursaries, scholarships and payment plans are available. Young musicians wishing to apply must play an orchestral instrument, be of ­at least Grade 7 music level, be 25 or under, and be resident in Southern Africa. Candidates should prepare a solo piece and a study of their choice to demonstrate their standard and fluency on their instrument. 

We are proud of the orchestra course participants, each of whom contributes to the vitality of the National Youth Orchestra. We look forward to receiving your application and hope to welcome you to our 2017 courses.


Audition dates for both courses for 2017
Bloemfontein: 13 March 2017
Cape Town: 1 and 2 March 2017
Durban: 4 March 2017
Johannesburg: 24 February and 10 March 2017
Port Elizabeth: 6 and 7 March 2017
Potchefstroom: 14 March 2017
Pretoria: 27 February and 11 March 2017
Stellenbosch: 2 March 2017
Applications close on 20 February 2017


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