RHYO New Members Info

Welcome to the interested members' section! RHYO is an amazing youth orchestra, providing opportunities to make exciting, new kinds of music at extraordinary venues with incredible young people. If you are interested in joining, please read ahead.

Please note that at this time we are unable to recruit Percussion, Flutes Trombones or Trumpets (due to capacity issues).

We ARE looking for Strings and Clarinet players, so if you play these instruments at around Grade 4 and above level, please do apply!

Please note that RHYO is funded to support young people studying or living within the Nottingham City boundaries and therefore, priority is always given to these pupils.

If you live and study outside Nottingham City, you may still apply, however please note that we may be unable to offer you an opportunity to play in RHYO. In this case, please contact Nottinghamshire Music Hub, the county music hub, which may have more music making opportunities available.

Audition Process

We have an informal audition process for new members. If you are interested in joining our youth orchestra, please download the form below and email a completed copy to us at graham.drummond@nottinghammusichub.org.uk

After your initial enquiry, you may be invited for an informal audition at College Street Centre, Nottingham. You will be required to do the following:

1. Play a piece (of your own choice)

2. Play a piece of our orchestral music to demonstrate sight reading

Please note that the second part is not necessarily a deciding factor in whether you are offered a place in the orchestra!

Trial Period

If you are offered a place in the orchestra, you will then start a four week trial so that the tutors can assess how well you are adjusting in the orchestra, while at the same time this gives you an opportunity to see if you like being part of RHYO. At the end of the four week trial, if all parties are happy, then you can enrol fully and your parents/carers will be required to pay the annual membership fee.

If you have any questions, please give us a call at 0115 9476202 or email at graham.drummond@nottinghammusichub.org.uk


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