Join the CBSO Youth Orchestra

Membership of the CBSO Youth Orchestra is by annual audition - open to all young players of orchestral instruments currently living or in full-time education in the West or East Midlands, aged between 13 (in Year 9) and 21. All places in the orchestra become vacant annually.

Auditions for the year are usually held in the summer term of the preceding academic year. After a successful audition, applicants will be informed by letter. A non-refundable fee of £125 per member for each course then becomes payable. Financial support is available from the Blyth Major Memorial Bursary Scheme for those who are eligible, while larger grants may be applied for once a year from the James Langley Memorial Trust – please contact Sophie Adams for more information.

Applications for the 2018-19 season are now open.

2018-19 Season Auditions

Flute: Applications now closed
Friday 1st June 10:00 – 17:00
Monday 4th June 17:00 – 20:00

Oboe: Applications now closed
Tuesday 19th June 17:00 – 20:00

Clarinet: Applications now closed
Thursday 14th June 13:00 – 20:00

Bassoon: Applications now closed
Tuesday 19th June 17:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 25th September 16:30 – 19:30

Horn: Applications now closed
Friday 1st June 10:00 – 13:00
Thursday 12th July 17:00 – 20:00

Trumpet: Applications now closed
Thursday 14th June 17:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 19th June 17:00 – 20:00

Lower Brass: Applications now closed
Thursday 14th June 17:00 – 20:00
Thursday 12th July 17:00 – 20:00

Violin: Applications now closed
Sunday 10th June 10:00 – 17:00
Sunday 24th June 10:00 – 17:00

Viola: Applications now closed
Sunday 24th June 10:00 – 17:00

Cello: Applications now closed
Thursday 14th June 17:00 – 20:00
Sunday 24th June 10:00 – 17:00

Double Bass:
Thursday 12th July 17:00 – 20:00
Tuesday 25th September 16:30 – 19:30

Percussion: Applications now closed
Tuesday 5th June 18:00 – 21:00
Tuesday 19th June 17:00 – 20:00

Harp: Applications now closed
Sunday 10th June 14:00 – 17:00

Piano/Celeste: Applications now closed
Tuesday 12th June 17:00 – 20:00