City of Leeds Youth Music

Please note that all City of Leeds Youth Music Groups are paused until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus.


Do you sing or play an instrument? You could join one of our music groups for young people in Leeds!

ArtForms is proud to manage City of Leeds Youth Music (CLYM) Groups on behalf of  Leeds Music Education Partnership. These ensembles offer the highest level of music-making opportunities to young people in Leeds aged 19 and under.

The City of Leeds Youth Music groups meet weekly during the Leeds term time. Please click here to see the Leeds City Council School Calendar for 2010-20.

Please click on the links on the left to learn more about each of the different CLYM groups.

To find out about upcoming events, including open rehearsals where you can come along and try out a group for free, please click on ‘Events and Performances’ at the top of this page.

Information about fees and funding can be found on the second page of the enrolment form which you can download here. Some fee waivers and bursaries are available for those who need them. If you would like to discuss these options for your child, please email

If you would like to know more about City of Leeds Youth Music Groups, please email or ring the ArtForms office on 0113 37 82850.

Unfortunately the auditions for next year’s City of Leeds Youth Orchestra and City of Leeds Youth Wind Orchestra have had to be delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus situation. Please be assured that we will hold auditions again when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about the auditions, or to express an interest in auditioning when we are able to arrange it, please contact Catherine at Please note that an expression of interest does not count as an application, and will not affect your child’s chances of gaining a place. All information about the CLYM auditions will still be released publicly on our website and social media when the time comes.

Are you the parent or carer of a young person who attends a CLYM group? You can see previous emails and attachments that have been sent to you here.

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Affiliated Partner Ensembles

The groups below are run by LMEP partner organisations. They are part of the CLYM family but have their own enrolment process and fees. Please follow their links for more information: