Cheshire Youth Orchestra Auditions

Cheshire Youth Orchestra Auditions

Auditions for Cheshire Youth Orchestra –  Saturday 23rd September 2017
Mid Cheshire College.

The Cheshire Youth Orchestras* comprise some of the most talented young musicians from all over Cheshire. The three orchestras provide a fun and friendly environment where young musicians can meet and play in a symphony orchestra setting on a regular basis to develop their musical skills.

  • Although passing your grade five exam is not a requirement, we recommend that you can play to around grade five standard for this orchestra.
  • For the audition, we’d like you to play two short contrasting pieces or extracts from two pieces and there will be a short piece of sight reading.
  • The audition will last around ten minutes and you will be given written feedback.

If you would like to audition please complete the following form

*The orchestra meet on six Saturdays per term. There is a concert at the end of each term, normally on the Sunday afternoon. Rehearsals take place at Mid-Cheshire College, Hartford. Concerts take place in various locations throughout Cheshire. The conductor is Mairearad Bushnell-Wye and the tutors are Sylvia More and Alex Harper.

**There is a small annual membership fee which can be paid via monthly direct debit. For more details of our subscription rates, please contact us. We do offer free or reduced cost membership where financial constraints are a barrier to participation. If your child is in receipt of Free School Meals you will qualify for a fully funded membership. If your child does not qualify for Free School Meals you can request a fee reduction by contacting Edsential on 0151 541 2170 for a confidential discussion.

Please note that there are a variety of ensembles across Cheshire West and Wirral that children can join at any time, for further information please visit our music centre pages or email