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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.

Audition requirements

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. Follow the button link for more information:
Audition requirements for CCYO

Submitting your application

Please follow the link below to complete our audition application form. Don't forget to check your availability against the dates in the diary for CCYO.

After submitting, a member of the Ensembles team will be in touch with you.

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City & County Youth Orchestra (CCYO) diary

Summer Residential Course
Monday 18 - Friday 22 July 2022 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick