Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra 2023 Enrolments Are Open

Calling all young musicians! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra in Lismore this July 4–6. Hosted by the esteemed Northern Rivers Conservatorium, this orchestra brings together talented young musicians from all over the region for a three-day-long intensive program of rehearsals, workshops, and performances. Led by inspiring guest conductors from associated regional conservatoriums, you’ll have the chance to work with some of the best music educators in the country and learn from their wealth of experience.

As a member of the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra, you’ll have the opportunity to hone your skills, collaborate with other talented musicians, and perform at the Whitebrook Theatre in a public grand finale concert. You’ll also make new friends and be part of a supportive and inspiring community of young musicians who share your passion for music. NRYO participants can expect to learn a wide range of music from the high energy to the sublime, sourced from the movies, iconic bands and the great symphonies, and featuring many well-known composers both contemporary and historical. 

‘Speaking as someone who has done it every year since 2012, it is such an incredibly fun, rewarding and motivating experience… alumni from NRYO have gone on to be world-class soloists and ensemble performers,’ says Tilly Jones, local performer/composer and Northern Rivers Conservatorium librarian.

The Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra is split into a number of ensembles, including string and brass ensembles, symphonic wind band, quartet, and the full combined orchestra. The cost for senior orchestra participants is $190, and for junior participants it is $170. An early bird discount of $15 applies until 18th May.

So why wait? Apply now for the Northern Rivers Youth Orchestra and join us for an unforgettable three days of music-making and learning. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this amazing experience!