Our highly skilled, DBS cleared tutors are passionate about supporting young people to be the best musicians they can be!

Our four County Groups explore and perform an exciting repertoire of orchestral masterpieces and contemporary works by composers of today.  What’s more, young musicians get the chance to play in a professionally staged concert, with members of some groups having the opportunity to take part in a fabulous four day residential and travel as part of a biennial foreign tour.

Each orchestra has a different expected standard and players tend to progress through the orchestras during their time at school. Membership of County Groups is by audition or membership renewal and is open to musicians up to the age of 21.

Entry Requirements

Our County Groups and the standard entry requirements for audition are as follows:

Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra

  • Strings: Grade 6
  • Woodwind: Grade 6
  • Percussion: Grade 6

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra

  • Woodwind: Grade 6
  • Percussion: Grade 6

Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra

  • Strings: Grade 4
  • Woodwind: Grade 5
  • Percussion: Grade 4

Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra

  • Strings: Grade 6

Please note that it is not essential for students to have taken formal examinations.

We accept auditions via a live performance to the County Group co-ordinator at your school, or by uploading auditions online to YouTube or Vimeo and providing us with the link. 

For your audition you are required to play one piece of the standard entry requirements for the ensemble you are applying for.

Fees

Annual Membership

Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra:  £230 (Including residential fee)

Lincolnshire Youth Wind Orchestra: £230 (Including residential fee)

Lincolnshire Youth Concert Orchestra: £145

Lincolnshire Youth String Chamber Orchestra: £90

Membership fees shown above apply to the academic year 2017-18.

Fees can be paid in instalments and payments will commence in July 2017. Subsidy is available for pupils entitled to Free School Meals and Looked After Children. Further payment details will be provided following application and acceptance.

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Application deadline Friday 18 May, 2018

For further information please contact your instrumental tutor or call us on 01522 553354 or email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)