Applications for Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra

Next application deadline: Sunday 21 January 2018 
Apply to be a member of the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra (DDSO)

We accept applications for the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra all year round, but select players at two times in the year for our residential courses: 

  • February Residential Course | Sunday 18 - Tuesday 20 February 2018 
    Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, DE55 1AU | Concert TBC
    Cut-off date for applications: Sunday 21 January 2018

Before you apply…

Please read the following advice before submitting your application.

  • Ability level − Applicants should be at least grade 4 ability on their instrument, and we expect many players to be grade 5 or 6 ability. Applicants for the limited number of wind places need to be at least grade 6 ability.
  • Availability − Applicants are expected to have good availability for the commitments of DDSO after the application cut off date.
  • Auditions − If we receive a large number of applications for certain positions, we may ask you to performa piece at an audition. You will need to provide the details of a piece you would perform in this eventuality.
  • Reference − We need you to provide us with the contact details of your instrumental teacher so if necessary we may seek confirmation of your readiness to be in this ensemble.
  • Confirmation − If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to confirm your application before it can be submitted.

Making your application

Please complete the e-form application below and submit. A member of the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership team will be in touch once all applications have been seen.

Application

Please complete this e-form to begin your application for the Derby & Derbyshire Schools' Orchestra.

Note: Asterisks (*) indicate required information.

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Personal and contact details
















Instrument and grades

If you have not taken any Associated Board exams we will require confirmation from your instrumental teacher as to your approximate grade.
(If you wish to apply on more than one instrument, please submit a new form per instrument.)











Your availability

Please confirm your availability for the following engagements


Your instrumental teacher

We may need to contact your instrumental teacher to confirm your readiness to join DDSO







Contact details

If you are under 18, you will need to provide the details of a parent/guardian.








Any other information

If you experience any problems with this form please contact music.partnership@derbyshire.gov.uk and quote form ID: ILF/378/09