Video Auditions CYO, JCYO and CJRO - 2021/22

As we cannot hold in-person auditions at this time, we are asking you to make a video of 2 contrasting pieces displaying your best ability, and submit the link(s) to us.

We are asking you to:
  1. Record yourself playing your best 2 pieces at home.
  2. Submit your link(s) via this application page (and pay the fee) before 5pm on Sat. June 19th 2021.

Please read the instructions and then click the button at the bottom when you have your link(s) ready. This application page closes at 5pm on 19th June, 2021. You must include your link in this application.

Who can apply?

  • Applications for membership of our orchestras are accepted from Cork City & County only.
  • Required standard for submitting an application to audition
    1. Applicants for JCYO must be 5th class or older, and have already completed Grade 2.
    2. For CYO, a minimum of Grade 5 standard is usually required. Applicants must also be in secondary school.
      Current CYO players who joined before Sept. 2019 do not need to complete this registration.
      PLEASE REGISTER ALL PLAYERS FROM THE SAME FAMILY IN ONE TRANSACTION
  • Please also be aware that we place a strong emphasis on a player's ability to sight-read well. New applicants and CJRO applicants, if successful in their video audition will be called for a further sight-reading second round audition.
  • Admission to our orchestras is at the sole discretion of the Musical Director whose decision is final.

To proceed, there are 5 steps

  1. Record your audition video on your smartphone and upload to youtube (or Google Drive/Dropbox etc. all fine) - you will need to paste the link(s) to your recording into this form. Please note that exam recordings are not acceptable - your video should be solo playing.
  2. Parent/guardian details - 1st page of this form
  3. Player's details - 2nd page
  4. Player's latest musical information - 3rd page (add your audition link(s) in the box provided)
  5. pay a €10.00 administration/audition fee per player, via PayPal.

Note: A one-off non-refundable administration payment of €10.00 per player is payable

Please be advised that any personal information/data that you submit to the CYO on this form will be kept for the sole purpose of registering the applicant's details for the audition. The personal information will not be forwarded, disclosed or used for any other purpose. It will be processed in accordance with the data protection principles. The CYO are currently in the process of drafting our Data Protection Policy and when completed, it will be made available on request.

Proceed with application