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How to become an NSO Musician

Have you ever wondered where they come from...all those wonderful musicians in the National Symphony Orchestra? What it takes to make it into one of the world's great orchestras? How anyone ever decides among more than 200 applicants for each position?

Now you can find out. It's a complex process designed to make sure that every candidate has an equal opportunity to play at his or her best...and to make certain that every new musician is the very best possible, capable of building on the excellence of the past, and of making new contributions to the National Symphony's continued artistry.