Treloar’s students join National Open Youth Orchestra
Congratulations to our three students: Evie, Laurie and Keely who have all got a place in the National Open Youth Orchestra! We’re extremely proud of their achievements!
Laurie and Evie have full membership and Keely will be in the training orchestra. They will be joining one current Treloar’s student and two former Treloar’s members who are having a fabulous time playing with NOYO.
About The National Open Youth Orchestra
NOYO is a world first, an ambitious orchestra launched in September 2018 to give some of the UK’s most talented young, disabled musicians a progression route. It promotes musical excellence, supporting 11-25-year-old, disabled and non-disabled musicians to rehearse and perform together as members of a pioneering inclusive ensemble.
Some of the NOYO musicians play acoustic instruments; others, electronic instruments like the Clarion, which can be played with any movement of the body including the eyes.
NOYO collaborates with cutting-edge composers to create exciting new music for a diverse range of musicians and instruments. Their first commission, ‘The Umbrella’ by Liam Taylor-West won a British Composer Award in 2018.
NOYO is for young disabled people who either already play acoustic or electronic instruments, OR control assistive technology or a communication aid – such as an Eyegaze computer, to a standard that could translate to playing an electronic instrument such as the Clarion.