National Schools Symphony Orchestra

In February 2016, Malvern College took on the ownership and management of The National Schools Symphony Orchestra (NSSO), having been the home of its annual residential courses for several years.

NSSO attracts over a hundred young musicians from across the UK each year for a week of high quality orchestral playing in one of three orchestras, broadly defined by musical ability and age: NSSO Main Orchestra (grade 8 and above), NSSO Sinfonia (grade 6/7) and Young NSSO (grade 3-5). Many of those who have participated in the NSSO courses over the years have gone on to play with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain.

Courses are held in July at both Malvern College and The Downs Malvern, with our outstanding facilities and stunning location creating the perfect environment for music-making. There is a comprehensive social and sporting programme during the week which complements the musical schedule, and the final concerts are given at The Malvern Theatres.

The 2018 course (8-15 July) marks the start of the NSSO 25th anniversary season, with a range of special events planned throughout the year.

For further details about the National Schools Symphony Orchestra and to apply to take part, please visit our websitewww.nsso.org