Applying for the 2014 Easter Orchestra Course

We welcome experienced orchestral players of at least grade 8 standard. Good sight-reading skills are a must! Applicants should indicate their standard of playing and orchestral experience so that the Musical Directors can place them accordingly.

To apply, please complete the application form in the course brochure. A deposit of £100 should accompany applications. If you are offered a place, the deposit is non-returnable and the balance is then due; if you are not offered a place then your deposit will be returned. If you are applying for a student reduced rate, or scholarship, evidence of student status should be attached to your application.

If you have any additional enquiries, please contact the Secretary, Angela Pettit-Jones.

Wind & brass

Wind and brass places in particular are limited, and there is an element of competition in selecting players. To ensure a sufficiently high standard of playing to make the course enjoyable for all members, it is crucial that wind and brass are experienced orchestral players with excellent sight-reading skills. Players should be prepared to divide the parts out fairly between the section. Please state your experience on your application form.

Student places and scholarships

Thanks to very generous support from the Yellow Car Charitable Trust, they are providing some student/young people’s scholarship places free of charge for string and harp players aged 25 or under. Please see the Scholarships page for more information and an application form.

There are also a limited number of subsidised student places (at £223) for students playing other instruments. Please apply using the general application form, and attach evidence of your student status to your application.

Selection procedure

The Musical Directors select players based on the need to achieve the highest possible standard of playing and a balanced and versatile orchestra.

The Musical Directors’ decision is final.

  • horn player
  • a desk of violas
  • oboist
  • cellists