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City of Leeds Youth Music Auditions 2020

The City of Leeds Youth Orchestra (CLYO) and City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra (CLYWO) are now accepting applications for audition for all instruments for 2020-21.

Click here to view the Application Form and Information Sheet.

The deadline for applications is 2pm on Wednesday 30th September 2020.

Applications can be returned by email to Catherine at catherine.lloyd@leeds.gov.uk, or by post to ArtForms, Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson’s Corner, Leeds, LS28 5TA. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we advise that you return your application by email to ensure that you meet the deadline.

Audition slots will be allocated in the first week of October.

Both orchestras perform regularly in venues such as Leeds Town Hall, and have the opportunity to go on tour on alternating years. It is not necessary to have taken any exams to apply to audition, however it is suggested that applicants are playing at around Grade 5 standard for CLYWO and Grade 6 for CLYO.

Please note that auditions will run subject to guidance from both the Government and Leeds City Council, and may need to be cancelled at short notice. We will have social distancing and hygiene policies in place on the day, and all applicants will be made aware of these in advance. Please also be aware that while we are auditioning for the 20-21 academic year, we do not yet have a confirmed date for a return to rehearsals.

If you would like any further information, please contact Catherine at catherine.lloyd@leeds.gov.uk.

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