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 £120.00 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 Lauren Craner for more information.

Applications for the 2017-18 season are now open.

2017-18 Season Auditions

Violin: applications are now full

Sunday 21 May 2017 – 10:00-17:00
Sunday 25 June 2017 – 10:00-17:00
Monday 26 June 2017 – 17:00-20:00
Tuesday 27 June 2017 – 17:00-20:00

Viola

Saturday 13 May 2017 – 10:00-16:00
Tuesday 26 September 2017 – 17:15-20:15

Cello: applications are now full

Saturday 13 May 2017 – 09:30-16:00

Double Bass:

Tuesday 27 June 2017 – 17:00-20:00
Tuesday 26 September 2017 – 17:00-20:00

Flute/Piccolo: applications are now full

Sunday 25 June 2017 – 14:15-17:15
Monday 26 June 2017 – 17:00-20:00

Oboe/Cor Anglais: applications are now full

Tuesday 13 June 2017 – 17:00-18:00
Sunday 25 June 2017 – 14:15-17:15

Clarinet: applications are now full

Saturday 13 May 2017 – 10:00-15:30

Bassoon:

Tuesday 27 June 2017 – 17:00-20:00
Additional date to be confirmed

Horn: applications are now full

Sunday 21 May 2017 – 10:00-14:00

Trumpet: applications are now full

Sunday 21 May 2017 – 10:00-14:00

Trombone/Bass Trombone: applications are now full

Sunday 21 May 2017 – 10:00-13:00
Tuesday 13 June 2017 – 17:00-18:00

Tuba: applications are now full

Sunday 21 May 2017 – 10:00-13:00
Tuesday 13 June 2017 – 17:00-18:00

Timpani/Percussion: applications are now full

Saturday 13 May 2017 – 12:30-15:30
Tuesday 23 May 2017 – 18:00-21:00

Harp:

Sunday 25 June 2017 – 14:00-17:00
Tuesday 26 September 2017 – 17:00-20:00

Piano/Celeste:

Sunday 25 June 2017 – 10:00-13:00