What is the National Orchestra for All?
NOFA is a unique, mixed ability orchestra made up of 100 musicians aged 11-18 from across all four countries of the UK.
NOFA is the only non-auditioned national orchestra in the world. Young musicians are nominated by teachers, community music leaders, social workers and charity partners for showing dedication and commitment to music in the face of challenging circumstances. Regardless of their background, we set high artistic standards for the orchestra and programme a season of innovative and exciting repertoire in partnership with leading artistic organisations from a range of genres, including the BBC Philharmonic, Royal Academy of Music, National Youth Jazz Collective and One Dance UK.
NOFA is both an arts organisation and a social change organisation. Our aim is to support dedicated young musicians who face some kind of barrier to participating in music.
When does the nomination process take place?
Monday 28 January 2019 Nominations open
Friday 15 March 2019 Nominations close
Late March 2019 Places allocated
Early April 2019 Offer letters sent out to nominating teachers
For more information about NOFA and how to nominate, click here.