Auditions for string players

Next auditions: Saturday 9 November 2019, from 9am

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 with successful players starting with the orchestra at the following residential course or rehearsal.

Applications will be accepted up to two days before an 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 9 November 2019, from 9am | 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 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. 

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

Upcoming dates for CCYO 

Upcoming activities, courses and concerts for the City & County Youth Orchestra.

  • February Residential Course 2020  |  Sunday 16 − Tuesday 18 February 2020 
    Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick 
    Concert: Tuesday 18 February 2020, 7.30om at The Riverside Centre, Derby

  • Summer Residential Course 2020  |  Monday 13 − Friday 17 July 2020 
    Course at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick 
    Concert: Friday 17 July at The Octagon, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton


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