Application and Audition for Summer course 2020

All applicants, including former participants, must fill out the online form:

Note that you will NOT receive a confirmation email after the application is completed, despite being informed otherwise in the application. When you have applied, you have to add the producer’s and the managing director’s email to your contact list in your mail account. Emails from these addresses often get labeled as spam.

We urge you to like our Facebook page, as a lot of information will be posted here:

APPLICATION FORM open from friday 15th of November 2019

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Friday 24th of January 2020 

Who can apply:

Music students who can document a high instrumental level can apply for the course. You have to be a student at a Music Academy or similar of performing music or attending high school / folk high school. The age limit for the course is 18-28 years.

All interested students must submit an application.



The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra want to give all our applicants the important experience of doing an audition, and this is why we have audition for all instruments. In addition to the audition in Oslo with jury members from the leading orchestras in Norway, we arrange video auditions in all music academies in Norway, as well as audition via Skype for applicants from abroad. There will be video recording of all the auditions. All candidates will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback from the jury after the audition.


Dates videoautidion:

February 27th: Universitetet in Tromsø
February 28th: Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand
March 11th: Griegakademiet, Bergen
March 12th: Universitetet in Stavanger
March 13th: Institutt for musikk ved NTNU, Trondheim

Skypeaudition: between February 27th and March 27th (by appiontment)

Exact timeframe for your audition will be sent to each candidate after the deadline for submission. The auditions will be video recorded and shown for the jury during the audition in Oslo.


Dates for audition in Oslo

Saturday 28th of March
Sunday 29th of March

The audition will be held in The Norwegian Academy of Music from 10:00 booth days. Timeframe for your audition will be sent shortly after the deadline for submission. Exact time for your audition will be sent no later than one week before the audition.


Repertoire for the audition:

The candidates will only play orchestral excerpts on the audition, no solo pieces. The orchestral excerpts are available for the audition candidates in the application portal Fluid Review (under “Resources”) from January 10thxxxxxxx. We kindly ask those who audition on video/Skype to play the excerpts in the order shown on the front page. It will be 2-3 excerpts of standard audition repertoire, and some excerpts of the repertoire for the Summer Course 2019.

Harp: candidates auditioning on harp have to play a self-chosen work as well as the excerpts


Results will be available during the first half of April.

We wish everyone good luck and look forward to meeting all new and old applicants!

Questions regarding application are addressed to the producer of The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra by e-mail: