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.



The spring of 2018 The Norwegian National Youth Orchestra wanted 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 had audition for all instruments. In addition to the audition in Oslo with jury members from the leading orchestras in Norway, we arranged video auditions in all music academies in Norway, as well as audition via Skype for applicants from abroad. All candidates got an opportunity to get valuable feedback from the jury after the audition.


Applicants who auditioned for the Summer course 2018:

  • Are not to audition again
  • Applicants who attended the Summer course 2018 will be prioritized


Applicants who did not audition for the Summer course 2018:

  • Applicants who attended the Summer course 2018 will be prioritized, but you are all welcome to apply
  • There will be an Skype-audition for you in week 45
  • Audition repertoire is available in Fluid Review



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.


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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