2019 Instrumental and Choir Auditions

In Announcement, Auditions by Nyaw

NYAW is delighted to announce that applications for the 2019 Music Ensembles are now LIVE. All the important information you need to take part in the auditions this autumn can be found on the 2019 Instrumental Ensembles and Choir Auditions page 

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Choral Audition details

27th October North East Wales
28th October North West Wales
29th October Aberystwyth
30th October Carmarthen
31st October Cardiff

Instrumental Audition Details

4th November North Wales
11th November Carmarthen
17th November Cardiff
18th November Cardiff


There will be a non-refundable charge of £20 per audition. Please note we only accept card payments and this is easy to do as part of the online application process.

If you wish to audition for more than one ensemble (Orchestra, Wind Orchestra or Brass) on the same instrument there will be one audition and only one fee is payable.

However, if you wish to audition on different instruments (e.g. Harp and Violin), please complete separate application form for each instrument, you will have different auditions and therefore a fee for each audition is payable.

Audition Criteria 

• We accept applications from people who live, were born or study in Wales.

• Applicants should normally be of grade 8 standard although they do not have to have taken their grade 8 exam at time of audition

• The normal age range for the national youth arts ensembles is 16 to 22. For the 2019 courses participants must be aged between 16 and 22 on 31st August 2019. We may take younger participants into the ensembles where extraordinary talent is shown. This will be solely at the discretion of NYAW.

• We particularly welcome applications from young people who engage in activities provided by the Music Service providers and who support activity at school / college and county level.