The Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) occupies a special place in Singapore’s music community having produced a strong alumni contributing significantly to both seeding the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and other community orchestras in Singapore as well as teaching the next generation of budding musicians thereby boosting Singapore’s music and cultural scene.
As a leading orchestra dedicated to the training and development of young orchestral musicians in Singapore, the SNYO is recognised by the Ministry of Education as a National Project of Excellence. Entry into the SNYO is by a rigorous audition process. Members in mainstream secondary schools with sustained involvement in the SNYO will have their participation in the orchestra recognised in lieu of a school-based Co-Curricular Activity (CCA).
Since April 2015, the Singapore National Youth Orchestra (SNYO) started a new chapter in its musical journey with the transfer of the management and operations from Ministry of Education to the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. The impetus behind this change is to provide high quality leadership and artistic development for local musical talent to excel at the national level by drawing on the knowledge and expertise of Singapore's premier professional orchestra.
Currently led by Principal Conductor Joshua Tan, the SNYO is made up of over 180 talented young musicians representing more than 60 schools across Singapore. The Orchestra boasts a unique music talent development programme where selected members receive individual instrumental tutoring from professional musicians such as those from the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
To inspire a lifelong love for music and a dedication to exceptional orchestral performance
Through the playing of orchestral classical music, we nurture future generations of musicians and build a vibrant music community for Singapore
Find out more about the SNYO at www.snyo.org.sg
Over the years the SNYO has participated in several international music festivals. In recent years the participation included:
- 2008 - Florence International Music Festival, in July
- 2011 - The 39th Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF), in August
- 2012 - Young Euro Classic Festival, Berlin, in August
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Singapore National Youth Orchestra Auditions
2018 Audition Dates:
10 March, 2 June, 1 September, 8 December
The Singapore National Youth Orchestra invites young musicians (aged 10 to 18) to join us! Positions are available in all sections: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion. Talented pianists who are interested in mastering a second instrument are also welcome to audition.
Applications for the audition are open all year round. The deadline to be considered for an audition is one month before the audition date. Applications received after the deadline will be retained for consideration at the next audition.
To apply, please download and complete the audition application form. Audition guidelines are stated in the application form, and you may also download the audition FAQ for more information. If you have any queries, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.