NEXT COURSE: EASTER 2024 – see Courses for more information

Yorchestra is a non-residential holiday orchestra in York, open to all young musicians aged 6-21. We cater to all levels of experience, from pre-grade 1 to grade 8+
Courses run between 1 and 4 days of orchestral playing, sections, and workshops, and offer young players the experience of playing in a symphony orchestra with a full range of orchestral instruments. New friendships and made and playing skills noticeable improve after a few days’ intensive work.

75% of course fees are spent on tutor costs

We provide amazing tutoring, both through the quantity and quality of our conductors and tutors.
We engage professional musicians, assisted by student tutors, to ensure that players of all instruments receive the expert and specific tuition that they deserve, enabling them to tackle a varied and challenging repertoire with confidence and enjoyment.

Courses run in Easter, Summer and Winter Holidays. 5 orchestra to choose from. Course fees are £5 a day. Funding support is available through discounts and our family fund. To apply, use our applications forms. Places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.

What do others say about Yorchestra?

We know how amazing Yorchestra is, but don’t just take our word for it!  Read some of the brilliant testimonials from parents, players, tutors, and conductors:

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