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Opportunities for High School Musicians to Study with the NSO

NSO Youth Fellows performance at the Kennedy Center's Millennium StageThe National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Youth Fellowship Program is seeking applications from DC area students entering grades 9 to 12 in the fall to participate in this prestigious orchestral training program. Students entering grades 6 to 8 may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

This full-scholarship program is intended for serious music students interested in pursuing orchestral music as a career.

Students must submit an application by Wednesday, May 2, 2012 and audition on Saturday, June 2, 2012. Here is the application.

NSO Youth Fellowship participants:

  • Study with a National Symphony Orchestra musician
  • Receive chamber music coaching by a member of the National Symphony Orchestra
  • Observe rehearsals and attend concerts
  • Participate in master classes and discussions with musicians, conductors, guest artists, and NSO/Kennedy Center management

This is a monitored, performance-oriented program, designed to encourage students to become professional orchestral musicians. Participation by ethnic minorities is encouraged. Priority is given to students entering 9th and 10th grades in order to provide as sustained a training as possible.

For more information, call (202) 416-8820.

photo credit: Kennedy Center