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.

Applications are not yet open for the 2015 course.

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

For the 2014 course, there were student scholarships available from the Yellow Car Charitable Trust. Information about student scholarships is not yet available for the 2015 course.

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