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Closing date for NZSSSO applications

October 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Applications for the 2018 NZ Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestra (NZSSSO) course opened on the 1st September 2017.

NZSSSO provides a wonderful opportunity for our talented secondary school orchestral musicians from around New Zealand to gather together to prepare and perform full scale works to a very high standard; as representatives of their schools. It is widely recognized as a significant training ground for young players aspiring to membership of the NZ Youth Orchestra. I hope you will encourage your senior students to visit our website, and consider putting forward an application.

Online application and audition recordings must be received on or before the 20th October 2017.

The applicant will need to fill in an online application and provide a recording of themselves playing both the orchestral excerpts (which are now available on the website) and a solo item (this can be an existing NCEA recording)

Full course information, audition details and application forms please visit,   www.nzssso.com

Below is a summary of the course details but really recommend you visit our website where you can see more about the course.


NZSSSO Course Details

Monday 23th April – Saturday 28th April 2018

Directed by Tianyi Lu

Violin soloist Isaac Shatford

St Margaret’s Charles Luney Auditorium

Performance Programme

  • Sibelius Finlandia, Op.26
  • Prokofiev Violin concerto No.2, Op.63
  • Rachmaninoff Symphony No.2



Key Dates :


01st SEPTEMBER Applications open and orchestral excerpts available.

20th OCTOBER Closing date for applications

1st DECEMBER Audition results posted on website.

7th FEBRUARY 2018 Course confirmation and Registration deadline.


October 20, 2017
5:00 pm
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Sarah Anderson
0274 267 847


Charles Luney Auditorium
Christchurch, New Zealand + Google Map