NYO Inspire is a game changing inclusion and access programme which provides free opportunities to grade 6 plus teenage musicians to develop their orchestral playing. At the heart of the programme is the power of peer inspiration and learning; we believe teenagers can gain so much from open exchange and sharing with fellow teenage musicians.
Our objective is to offer every talented and dedicated teenage musician the chance to have a breakthrough experience through NYO Inspire, both as musicians and audience members. Within this we have a special focus on supporting and empowering musicians underrepresented in NYO and the professional orchestra sector
Through in-depth workshops, rehearsals, and public performances, NYO Inspire events offer the opportunity to develop ensemble playing skills, meet enthusiastic musicians from across the country, and work closely with NYO Musicians and Tutors in a friendly and creative environment.
If you are, or you know, a committed teenage musician that needs access to further orchestral opportunities and play at Grade 6 (or equivalent), join us on an NYO Inspire 2018 project and experience transformative music-making.
Major Sponsor of NYO Inspire:
NYO Inspire Ensembles
NYO Inspire Ensembles are 3-day residencies in orchestral family groups – Strings, Winds, Brass and Percussion – that explore challenging repertoire and ensemble playing techniques. NYO Inspire Ensembles take place at the University of Liverpool and are specifically targeted to musicians who have limited orchestral opportunities to offer a high-quality musical experience.
10 – 12 Feb 2018 Brass, Percussion & String Ensembles (horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp)
13 – 15 Feb 2018 String Ensemble (violin, viola, cello, double bass)
16 – 18 Feb 2018 Wind & Brass Ensembles (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba)
NYO Inspire Days
NYO Inspire Days are immersive one-day events of orchestral workshops and rehearsals and offer you a chance to play as a full 120-piece symphonic orchestra. Experience a day of NYO activity by working alongside NYO Musicians and NYO Tutors in sectional, full sectional and full tutti rehearsals.
29 April & 4 May 2018 (am) London
22 July 2018 West Midlands
23 September 2018 Yorkshire
We are now accepting applications for NYO Inspire 2018.
To apply, complete our application form here. After it is submitted, you will be put forward for all NYO Inspire projects you’re available for and will be allocated a project by December 2017. Please note that there are limited places available, and it is not guaranteed that you will have a place on the programme, but we make every effort to include as many musicians as possible. Deadline: 9am, Monday 23 October.
If you have any questions, just contact the NYO Inspire Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
NYO Inspire is for all teenage musicians who would benefit from the opportunity, irrespective of individual means. We will be funding all places, but as a charity, we have to raise over £1.5m every year to continue doing what we do. So, if you do have the means to contribute, we would be very grateful for your support.
You can donate online here or donate by cheque—please make the cheque payable to NYO, and post to NYO, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. Your contribution gives teenagers a musical opportunity like no other. Thank you for your support.
Horn, NYO Inspire Orchestra