If you are a musician of AMEB grade 6 or higher and would like to join the orchestra, we would love to hear from you!


There are no formal auditions, but simply a trial period to see if you fit in with the current players. In order to ensure that the orchestra is able to give the best possible performance at each of its concerts, you would be expected to:


  • be available for most rehearsals
  • inform us well in advance of any rehearsal that you cannot attend
  • assist with setting up and packing up at rehearsal and concert venue
  • carry out sufficient private practice between rehearsals
  • pay annual or per concert membership fees

The NSSO is a voluntary organisation run entirely by its members. All members are expected to assist in this process, either by joining the committee or by being delegated with periodic duties in a fair and equitable manner.


We rehearse on Mondays from 7.30pm to 10.00pm


Rehearsal Venue:


Johnson Hall

Level 2, The Crows Nest Centre

2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest


Directions available here.

Free 2-hour parking is available in nearby council car parks in Holtermann Street and Hume Street.


Additional rehearsals are held in the week preceding each concert, usually on Thursday evening. Please see rehearsal schedule.


If you would like to join please contact us.



Prospective members are asked to provide the following particulars:


Full name


Date of birth


Instrument played


Gender (male/female)


Home address


Email address


Telephone numbers


AMEB level (or equivalent) and brief summary of your orchestral experience