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CSYO Audition Deadline

We're really proud that so many of our students play in CSYO - one of UK's leading independent youth orchestras. Their next deadline for auditions is Monday 28th September.

"Due to the current situation with the Covid-19 outbreak we may be holding our autumn auditions online. Please apply as usual and we will be in touch once we have more information about when and how we will be holding auditions. Details of courses and concerts 2020-2021 are available at the link above.

We welcome all young musicians who are committed, who strive to share great music, and who are under 21 years of age on 31st August 2020. A minimum of grade 5 or equivalent standard is recommended for applicants. CSYO  delivers some of the highest levels of orchestral performance amongst youth orchestras in the country. If you want to be involved click on the link above to apply!


  • Your audition should last about 15 minutes.

  • You are invited to play a piece of your own choice, demonstrating your current technical and musical standard. It should not last more than 5 minutes. Two short excerpts in contrasting styles will be acceptable.

  • A piece of music will be emailed out to you approximately 7 to 14 days before the audition for you to prepare.

  • You will be asked to sight-read a short passage.

  • Part of the audition will be an informal interview by the panel.

The auditions can be competitive. We sometimes find ourselves auditioning musicians, all of whom would be technically and musically suitable, but to whom we are unable to offer a place as places are limited."

Find out more HERE


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