The City Of Sheffield Youth Orchestra
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How do I join?

Download an application form from this website. It is advisable to send in your application at any point during the year although the bulk of auditions are held around October/November, so do send in good time for this. If vacancies arise during a season the received application forms can come in very useful.

Will I get to know people?

YES! The CSYO is known as one of the friendliest orchestras in the country. We also have a mentoring system that helps with integration into the orchestra.

Will I be good enough?

You need to be of a minimum standard (that is indicated on the application form). The auditions are unfortunately competitive. We sometimes find ourselves auditioning say 6 post grade 8 flautists, all of whom would be technically (and musically) suitable, but unfortunately there are only limited places to fill in an orchestra.

What if I can't afford the fees?

All the courses are heavily supported financially by the Friends of the CSYO (the parents support body), however all members are sent a further form which can be completed by parents and sent in to a subcommittee which usually has money to further support members when there is financial hardship at home.

How can I support csyo?

The best way is to become a patron. Secondly to come to all the concerts and thirdly to email us to let us have constructive ways you feel we can improve the orchestra and its image.

Where can I buy tickets?
There is a page on this website giving all details on ticket sales.
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