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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 1st of January 2019


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. All candidates will have the opportunity to get valuable feedback from the jury after the audition.


Dates videoautidion:

February 16th: Universitetet i Agder, Kristiansand
February 19th: Griegakademiet, Bergen
February 20th: Universitetet in Stavanger
February 21th: Universitetet in Tromsø
February 26th: Institutt for musikk ved NTNU, Trondheim

Skypeaudition: Week 9

Exact timeframe for your audition will be sent to each candidate after the deadline for submission.

Dates for audition in Oslo

Saturday 2nd of March
Sunday 3rd 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.



The candidates will only play orchestral excerpts on the audition, no solopieces. The orchestral excerpts are available for the audition candidates in the application portal Fluid Review (under “Resources”) from January 10th. 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 week 11.

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: 

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