Tri-borough Youth Orchestra
Thank you for your interest in TBMH Tuition. We provide a broad range of out of school musical activities after school during the week and on Saturdays for children and young people aged 5-18. Below you can find details of our current activities for the academic year 2019-20.
We are now taking new applications for September. Please complete your application form at your earliest convenience. Please note the application deadline for all activity in 2019-2020 is Friday 24th May.
Auditions will be held in the second half of the summer term (where applicable) and confirmation of tuition will be sent out by the end of July.
The Tri-borough Youth Orchestra was established in 2015 to provide an exciting opportunity for aspiring musicians of an advanced standard (Grade 5 and above) to come together in weekly rehearsals leading to regular performance.
Based at the Lyric Hammersmith, the orchestra is privileged and uniquely positioned to benefit from connections with the Tri-borough Music Hub's partner organisations, which include the strategic partners, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Albert Hall, and others including Aurora orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Academy of Music and Wigmore Hall. Membership of the Tri-borough Youth Orchestra includes membership of the "Young Lyric", and therefore unlimited access to the building and activities. Supported by our fantastic partner organisations the orchestra has high aspirations and a bright future.
The orchestra explores a range of repertoire from the classics through to contemporary works. Led by inspiring conductor Phillip Scott, the orchestra offers a strong training and coaching for its players - the Music Hub's tutors, who also have a professional performance portfolio, and members of the Royal College of Music Sparks outreach team work side-by-side with each section of the orchestra offering guidance and support at every rehearsal and performance.
The TBYO auditions last approximately ten minutes, and you will meet the conductor and one of the orchestra tutors.
You will need to prepare:
- a short piece, or an extract of a piece that you really enjoy playing, and that shows off a strong aspect of your ability
- a short orchestral excerpt which will be sent to you prior to your audition (about 16 bars of a study for your instrument)
- a set of scales and arpeggios which will be sent to you prior to your audition
The Tri-borough Youth Orchestra rehearses for ten weeks each term, with a break for half term.