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Join us in 2024!

Newcastle Youth Orchestra Inc. welcomes musicians who play wind, brass, and percussion instruments to participate in our ensembles in 2024. 

As a registered provider for the Creative Kids program, you can redeem your voucher with us and create something great. If you don’t have a voucher, please visit We also offer Family Discounts!

Newcastle Wind Orchestra

The Newcastle Wind Orchestra is a space for musicians to develop their musical skills in a supportive, yet challenging, atmosphere. This group allows musicians to perform wind band repertoire in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

NWO is an ensemble for players above 16 years of age. We recommend that members are at least Grade 5 AMEB standard or equivalent for this ensemble. 

Newcastle Youth Orchestra

Newcastle Youth Orchestra motivates and inspires emerging young performers through a diverse and challenging repertoire of orchestral music. We provide high-quality ensemble training, in a happy, safe, inclusive and rewarding environment.

NYO is an ensemble for 14-25 year-olds. We recommend students are at least Grade Seven AMEB standard or equivalent for this ensemble.

Newcastle Youth Orchestra for KIDS

Newcastle Youth Orchestra for KIDS aims to foster children's musical skills and ability to play as part of an ensemble in a safe and nurturing environment.


NYO for Kids is an ensemble for 10 to 15-year-olds. We recommend that students are at least Grade Two AMEB standard or equivalent for this ensemble.

NEW in 2024!

Our newest ensemble for string players with 1 – 2 years’ experience

More About NYO

Are you passionate about music and looking for a vibrant community to express your talent? Joining our orchestra is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in a world or music, friendship, and opportunities.

Why choose NYO?

  1. Musical Excellence: Our orchestra is committed to achieving musical excellence. Join a group of dedicated musicians who strive for perfection, creating unforgettable performances that resonate with audiences.

  2. Diverse Repertoire: From classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions from local composers, we embrace a diverse repertoire that caters to various musical tastes.

  3. Community and Camaraderie: Become part of a supportive and welcoming musical family. Our orchestra is not just about playing music; it's about forging friendships and creating a musical community for all.

  4. Professional Leadership: Led by experienced and passionate conductors, NYO provides top-notch musical direction and guidance. Learn and grow under the mentorship of seasoned professionals dedicated to nurturing your musical talent.

  5. Performance Opportunities: Showcase your skills on prestigious stages and contribute to the cultural vibrancy of our community. NYO offers exciting performance opportunities, including the opportunity to perform in our smaller ensembles at private events that allow you to shine as a musician.

Expressions of Interest

Thanks for your interest! Please allow up to 7 days to hear from our team.

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