Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Academy Orchestra

Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Academy Orchestra is for young musicians aged 11-18, at grades 4-7 level on an orchestral instrument, from across the North West. During 2017-18 season there will be two non-residential courses in Liverpool providing amazing development and performance opportunities for young people, working with musicians from Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

What is it all about?

In 2018-19, there will be two four-day non-residential courses based in Liverpool in October 2018 and April 2019.

Dates for 2018-19 are yet to be announced

These four-day non-residential courses, based in Liverpool, will include rehearsals, sectionals and a performance at the end of the course for friends and family. 

Participants will receive coaching by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra musicians and the Youth Academy Orchestra will be conducted by Rod Skipp (In Harmony Liverpool Artistic Director) and Gethyn Jones (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra cello).

The experience you will have as part of Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Academy Orchestra will develop your individual and group playing. You will learn new musical skills from professional orchestral players and your peers. This course will help you to develop greater confidence, both socially and artistically, and you will make new friendships with young people from across the North West!

It is truly inspiring, the best way to make new friends with similar interests and enjoy music at its best.
LPYAO Member, 2017

How much will it cost?

Each course will cost £80 per person and will also include access to some Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Company activities, including Youth Company Big Band, conducting workshops, Music Industry Careers Day, supervised concert trips, and master classes throughout 2017-18 season. As partners in Youth Academy Orchestra, some local Music Hubs/Service can help with costs towards attending courses, including paying partial or full fees. Please contact your local Music Hubs for more information.

How do I apply?

We welcome applications from young people who are aged 11-18, play an orchestral instrument at Grades 4-7 level, and who will most benefit from this large ensemble experience.

Liverpool Philharmonic is aiming to recruit approximately 100 young people per course and places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The aim is to create a balanced symphony orchestra experience therefore not all applications will result in a successful place. Young people can sign up for one or both courses in a year.

You will be informed if you have achieved a place as soon as possible after your application, and your place will be confirmed as soon as payment is received.

Applications for 2018-19 will open soon.