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.

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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.


As of 2018 there will be held auditions for all instruments to give all applicants equal opportunity to gain valuable audition experience.


The audition for the Norwegian National Youth Orchestra will be held at the Norwegian Academy of Music, Saturday April 21st and Sunday April 22th. You have to be available until 18:00 both days of audition. The time of your audition will be announced, but may change until the day before. We also encourage applicants from outside Oslo to meet up at the audition in Oslo as this provides the best audition experience.


In addition, we will arrange auditions at all music educational institutions in Norway (Tromsø, Trondheim, Bergen, Stavanger, Kristiansand) during week 15 and 16. These auditions will be recorded on video and judged by the jury in Oslo the weekend 21-22 of April in connection with the live audition. Dates and times for video auditions will be settled shortly after March 1st, when we know how many applicants there are from each city.

Students abroad will do their auditions on a set time via skype or similar technology. We will make individual agreements of date and time after the application deadline has expired.


The audition repertoire is only orchestral excerpts. The orchestral excerpts will be made available on Fluid after the deadline of application Thursday, March 1st.


Strings must decide in the application form if they want to audition for group leader / concert master as well. Percussion players must decide in the application form they want to audition for both percussion and timpani or just one of them.


Questions regarding application to be addressed to Ungdomssymfonikerne`s producer:

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