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.




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


Dates for video auditions:

Tromsø: Saturday 7. of April
Trondheim: Sunday 8. of April
Bergen: Tuesday 10. of April
Stavanger: Saturday 14. of April/Sunday 15. of April
Skype: Tuesday 17. of April and Wednesday 18. of April

E-mail with time frames for the auditions has been sent to the candidates in each city. The exact timetable will be sent out one week before the audition, but candidates must expect changes until the day before. The performances of the candidates will be recorded on video and then shown to the jury during the audition in Oslo.


Dates for audition:

Oslo: Saturday 21. of April and Sunday 22. of April

The audition in Oslo take place at The Norwegian Academy of Music, both days from 10.00AM. The candidates have received an e-mail with information about what day they are going to play. The exact timetable will be sent out one week before the audition, but candidates must expect changes until the day before.



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. We kindly ask those who audition on video/Skype to play the excerpts in the order shown on the front page.



The result of the audition will be sent to the candidates throughout the week after the audition is finish Sunday 22. 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: 

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