City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra (CSYO) Auditions Now Open

Published on 21/07/2023

CSYO are now accepting applications for auditions in the autumn term. Click here to apply.

​APPLICATION DEADLINE - Friday 29th September

NEXT ROUND OF AUDITIONS - Saturday 14th October

​They welcome all young musicians who are committed, who strive to share great music, and who are under 21 years of age on 31st August 2023. A minimum of grade 6 or equivalent standard is recommended for applicants although strong applications at grade 5 level will be considered. CSYO delivers some of the highest levels of orchestral performance amongst youth orchestras in the country. ​


  • Your audition should last about 15 minutes.

  • You are invited to play a piece of your own choice, demonstrating your current technical and musical standard. It should not last more than 5 minutes. Two short excerpts in contrasting styles will be acceptable.

  • A piece of music will be emailed out to you approximately 7 to 14 days before the audition for you to prepare.

  • You will be asked to sight-read a short passage.

  • Part of the audition will be an informal interview by the panel.

For further details please visit their website.