NYO Young Promoters Scheme

Want to be a Young Promoter? Don’t know what it is?! Read on……

NYO Young Promoters are a group of students who support NYO (National Youth Orchestra) events in school. We have been lucky to host the NYO twice – once in April 2015, and once in January 2016. When they visited the second time, a group of Lister students – the NYO Young Promoters – helped the Music Department and staff from the NYO organise their visit. The YPs also hosted the visit day and even presented the concert.

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Pictures: (C) David Levenson

Following the success of the NYO visit day, the Young Promoters were invited to host a Totally Teenage reception at the Royal Albert Hall for NYO on the day of their BBC Proms performance! Several students were also interviewed for the live internet stream during the interval of the concert, and agreed that the concert was an amazing experience.

This year, the Young Promoter’s scheme is back – and bigger and better than before! 

Over the course of the year, NYO Young Promoters will be involved in delivering two types of events – Totally Teenage reception events at NYO concerts, and hosting the NYO when they visit Lister. NYO Young Promoters will be coached and trained by broadcaster and presenter Tom Redmond amongst others. NYO Promoters will be supported by staff from the NYO and Lister Music Department in their work, and have the opportunity to participate in visits and workshops.

NYO Promoters will be expected to:

1. Plan and run ‘Totally Teenage’ reception events at the following NYO concerts, and be an audience member for the concerts:

* Saturday 7th January – Royal Festival Hall
* Saturday 9th April – Barbican
* Saturday 5th August – TBC, London

2. Host the NYO if/when they visit Lister, planning aspects of their visit and presenting the concert they perform to Lister students.

We are initially recruiting ten NYO Young Promoters, with more spaces opening up from January onwards. If you wish to apply, complete the form below. Your application will be reviewed by staff from the NYO and Lister Music Department, and selected candidates will be invited to meetings from mid-November onwards.

Click here to apply – you will need to be logged into the main Lister website in order to access this form. 

Applications close on Thursday 10th November – good luck! 


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