Orkester Norden is a symphony orchestra for young musicians who are 15 to 26 years old when the orchestra meets. You can join if you are a student at a conservatory in Scandinavia or the Baltic States, or if you are a citizen of one of these countries and attend a conservatory in another country. 

Keep in mind that even if you do not meet all the eligibility criterias, we still encourage you to apply.
You will be considered for any potential vacancies in the orchestra.

How to apply 2020

Audition process for the summer 2020 has started now. Audition materials have been updated and can be requested from this page.

When you are ready to apply fill in the application form here.

Once we have received your application form we will send you a link to our video audition website with the application instructions. The deadline for the video audition is Monday 13.01.2020.

Your audition videos are reviewed and evaluated by our team of instructors.

Application materials

audition materials now available for 2020

Facts about ON 2020

Participation in ON ’20 is free and travel during the course/concert tour is included.
We provide daily meals and shared hostel rooms. More practical info will be sent to you if you get an invitation to the orchestra.

NOTE: You must pay your own travel to and from Lahti/Finland (or return travel cost from the last destination of the tour). 

Keep in mind that you can apply your local Lions Club for a travel grant.
About the travel grant, contact the local Lions Club first.
For more information about the travel grant you can contact Lions ON Coordinator in the Nordic countries:

Nordic NSR Coordinator, PID Tapani Rahko: trahko@kolumbus.fi

Sweden, Martin Enqvist: martin@enqvist.info
Norway, Kari Sandøy-Jarman: jarman@online.no
Denmark, Lisbeth Andreasen: lana@sonderborg.dk
Finland, Erkki Voutilainen: erkki.voutilainen@pp5.inet.fi
Iceland, Jóhanna Valdemarsdóttir: hannanuma@gmail.com