Applying for the 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 PDF file PDF file and then send it to the Easter Orchestral Course secretary, Liza Stanton, either by post (the address is given in the brochure) or by email.

A deposit of £100 must accompany applications. You can either enclose a cheque with your postal application, or make a BACS transfer (details in the brochure).

If you are offered a place, your 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, Liza Stanton.

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

For the 2017 course, there are a limited number of free scholarship places for student/young people: string and harp players aged 25 or under, and a student conductor. Please see the Scholarships page for more information and an application form.

Subject to requirements there are also a number of subsidised student bursary places (£266) available for any instrument. Please apply using the general application form PDF file PDF file, and attach evidence of your student status to your application.

Selection procedure

All applications will be considered and acceptance will be notified as soon as possible.

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