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Auditions for string players

Apply for an audition to be a member of the City & County Youth Orchestra.

We audition string players to become members of the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) throughout the academic year. Successful players are then invited to start with the orchestra at the following residential course or rehearsal.

Next auditions

  • Saturday 6 November
    North East Derbyshire Music Centre (NEDMC), Outwood Academy Newbold, Highfield Lane, Chesterfield S41 8BA

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

  • Ability level − Applicants are expected to be of at least grade 6 standard. Where there is higher competition for places, an ability 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. 

What's coming up for the City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO)...

February Residential Course
Sunday 20 - Monday 22 February 2022 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick


Audition requirements

An audition for the City & County Youth Orchestra will include a short performance of two pieces/studies, a selection of scales and arpeggios, and the sight-reading of an extract of music.

Audition requirements for CCYO

Submitting your application

Please follow the link below to complete our audition application form and a member of the Ensembles team will be in touch with you.

Submit your application online