Key Facts: NYO Canada

NYO Canada primary focus is to provide world-class training to Canada’s best young orchestral musicians.

In 2010, the NYO Canada celebrated its 50-year anniversary.

In 2009, the NYO Canada was nominated for Classical Album of the Year, at the Juno Awards (Canadian music awards).

NYO Canada received the prestigious title, “best youth orchestra in the world” at the World Youth Orchestra conference in Tokyo and again in Edinburgh.

40 percent of professional orchestral musicians in Canada are NYO Canada alumni.

Students applying for NYO Canada are between the ages 16-28.

Over 500 students apply annually for 90-100 coveted spaces. Returning students must reapply each year.

Auditions take place across Canada. Students play challenging excerpts of orchestral repertoire, which are recorded and judged by NYO Canada faculty.

The NYO Canada residency takes place from June to August.

The NYO Canada training session consists of full orchestral rehearsals, sectionals, private lessons and career development workshops.

NYO Canada's training sessions take place six days a week, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m

Each year, NYO Canada commissions a new piece of work from a Canadian composer.

In 2009, NYO Canada introduced a chamber music program – ten days of extra training for small ensembles. In 2010, this program has been expanded.

 NYO Canada offers students the opportunity to build solid networking contacts locally and nationally.

 NYO Canada’s training program offers more hours of practical orchestral training in one summer than most university programs offer in one year.

 NYO Canada is the only summer music institute that offers a comprehensive program, including tour, with no tuition.

 NYO Canada attracts the ‘best of the best’ from Canada’s youth orchestras and music programs.

Where do our alumni go?

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Santa Fe Opera Orchestra

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Mississippi Symphony Orchestra

Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra

Amati Quartet

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Monmouth Symphony Orchestra

Seattle Opera Orchestra

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

Hallé Orchestra

National Academy Orchestra of Canada

Singapore Symphony Orchestra

Arion Baroque Orchestra

Hamburg Philharmonic

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Société de musique contemporaine du Québec

Ashland Symphony Orchestra

Hamburg State Opera

National Ballet of Canada Orchestra

Spokane Symphony

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest

 St. Lawrence String Quartet

Atlantic Classical Orchestra

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

New England String Orchestra

 St. Louis Symphony

Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra

Hessen State Theatre and Opera House

New York City Ballet Orchestra

Staatskapelle Dresden Orchestra

Augusta Symphony Orchestra

Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra

New York City Opera Orchestra

Stevenage Symphony Orchestra

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Huronia Symphony Orchestra

New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Stratford Symphony Orchestra

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra

Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra

Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

Niagara Symphony Orchestra

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra

BBC Symphony Orchestra

International Symphony Orchestra

Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic

Symphony New Brunswick

Beijing Symphony Orchestra

Kamloops Symphony Orchestra

Northwest Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Nova Scotia

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

Kanata Symphony Orchestra

Oakland East Bay Symphony

Symphony of the Kootenays

Bern Symphony Orchestra

Kingston Symphony Orchestra

Oakville Symphony Orchestra

Symphony on the Bay

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

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Ontario Philharmonic

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

Brockton Symphony Orchestra

Kreisler String Quartet

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Lancaster Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra London

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Canadian Brass

Les Violons du Roy

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Canadian Opera Company

Lethbridge Symphony

Oregon Symphony Orchestra

The Windsor String Quartet

Canadian Sinfonietta

Lexington Symphony

Orford String Quartet

Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra

Canton Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

CBC Radio Orchestra

     

Chebucto Symphony Orchestra

Longwood Symphony Orchestra

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra

Toledo Symphony Orchestra

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

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Torbay Symphony Orchestra

Cleveland Orchestra

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Toronto Ballet Orchestra

Cleveland Symphony Orchestra

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Paris Chamber Orchestra

Toronto Brass Quintet

Colorado Symphony Orchestra

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Del Sol String Quartet

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra

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Dutch National Ballet

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Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

L'Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières

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Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble Nouvelle-France

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Red Deer Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Opera Orchestra

Ensemble Pacifica

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Regina Symphony Orchestra

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

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Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra

Roanoke Symphony Orchestra

Via Salzburg Chamber Orchestra

Etobicoke Philharmonic Orchestra

Manitoba Chamber Orchestra

Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Victoria Chamber Orchestra

Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra

Memphis Symphony Orchestra

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Victoria Symphony Orchestra

Florida Philharmonic Orchestra

Mercury Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Windsor Symphony Orchestra

Foothills Brass Quintet

Métis Fiddler Quartet

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Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

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