July Feature Musician – Ellen Gallagher

Working with music doesn’t have to mean a career as a performer. Ellen started violin lessons at school in Carlisle, and went on to become Leader of Cumbria Youth Orchestra before studying music at University.  Ellen is now a solicitor now working at Russells, a media and entertainment firm in London specialising in […]


Women Conductors Workshop @ The Sage Gateshead

26 and 27 July (Wednesday and Thursday) Organised by the Royal Philharmonic Society and led by acclaimed conductor (and conductor of our own CYO)  Alice Farnham. This 2-day workshop is a wonderful opportunity for female music students age 16 and over to pick up the baton and take to the conductor’s podium. FOR FULL-TIME […]


Youth Music Theatre UK – Summer Opportunity

Youth Music Theatre UK are looking for instrumentalists to join their musical theatre courses this summer. They are on the lookout for instrumentalists aged 11-21 who play to at least a grade 7 standard to take part in shows including Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Gulliver’s Travels, and Jabberwocky, across the […]


Grand Summer Showcase Concert

Cumbria Youth Orchestra is leading a grand performance at The Sands Centre Carlisle on Monday 10th July. The concert is the culmination of two exciting collaborative projects which between them bring together over 500 young musicians as performers and composers. CYO will be joined by over 400 primary school singers, […]


National Youth Wind Orchestra Auditions

Wind, Brass & Percussion – Applications to join NYWO 2018 are now being accepted from wind, brass or percussion player, aged 14-21, & grade 8+ standard. Apply online @ http://www.nywogb.com/join-nywo/application-form/ Now is a particularly good time to apply, because next year is NYWO’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Auditions are free! (September-November) Join […]