National Schools Symphony Orchestra
NSSO provides an annual week-long residential course for talented instrumentalists and singers aged 9-19. With three orchestras (grade 3-5, grade 6-8 and grade 8+), a unique Conducting Course and the NSSO Chorus, there is much on offer for all young musicians and the week culminates in final performances at national concert venues. The courses are held at Malvern College, with its outstanding facilities for music and extra-curricular activity, set amid beautiful surroundings, in the heart of Elgar country. NSSO works hard to support players whose parents need help to meet the cost of the course. Means-tested bursaries are available, covering up to 80% of the course fee.