Auditions for strings

Next auditions: Saturday 12 May 2018, from 9am
Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra

We audition wind and brass players to become members of the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) throughout the academic year with successful players starting with the orchestra at the following residential course or rehearsal.

Applications will be accepted up to two days before the audition date, but places will be confirmed on a first come first served basis. Our next auditions for the City & County Youth Orchestra will be − 

  • Saturday 12 May 2018, from 9.00am |   At North East Derbyshire Music Centre, Outwood Academy Newbold, Highfield Lane, Chesterfield, S41 8BA

Before you apply…

Please read the following advice before submitting your applying for an audition:

  • Ability level − Applicants should be at least grade 6 ability on their instrument, however depending on competition for places, an abilty of up to grade 8 may be needed.
  • Availability − Applicants are expected to have good availability for the commitments of CCYO after the audition date and in the future.
  • 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 audition.
  • Confirmation − If you are under 18, you will need a parent/guardian to confirm your application before it can be submitted.

Commitments for CCYO

Please check these upcoming commitments for the City & County Youth Orchestra. You will be asked for your availability in the application form.

  • February Residential Course and Concert  |  Sunday 18 − Tuesday 20 February 2018
    Course at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick  |  Concert at The Riverside Centre, Derby
    (Already auditioned for)
  • Summer Residential Course and Concert  |  Monday 16 − Friday 20 July 2018
    Course at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick  |  Concert TBC

Audition requirements

Please follow the link below for full details about what you would be required to do at an audition.

Requirements for string players auditioning for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO).

Submitting your application

Please complete the e-form below and submit. A member of the Derby & Derbyshire Music Partnership team will then be in touch before the audition date with more details.

Audition application - Strings

Note: Asterisks (*) indicate required information.

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Personal details

Instrument and grades

If you wish to audition on more than one instrument, please submit a separate form. If you have not taken any Associated Board exams, we will need to contact your instrumental teacher for an approximate grade.


Please let us know about your availability to the following commitments. If you are only partially available or cannot attend an event, you may provide a little bit of information to tell us why in the notes section.

Your instrumental teacher

We may need to contact your teacher to confirm your readiness to audition.

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 and quote form ID: ILF/530/09