Courses 2018-04-16T09:07:56+00:00

Summer 2018

YYS provides young musicians with an intensive week of orchestral rehearsals and sectionals where they will learn an exciting and stretching range of music with some of Europe’s best musicians and teachers. In addition to their tuition, students also receive workshops ranging from Choir, Movement and Communication, Entrepreneurship, Performance Etiquette and Performance Psychology.

On top of that, YYS is the first youth orchestra in the world to be 100% digital, using iPads instead of sheet music, thanks to the Newzik app.

YYS 2018 takes place August 12th – 17th at Queen Margaret’s school.

Our course fees offer incredible value for money at £75 a day, including all accommodation, food, rehearsals, tuition, workshops…  and use of iPad Pros!


The course is for young musicians aged 12-18 during the time of the course, and at least grade 6 standard.

The students will enjoy fantastic facilities and accommodation, where all aspects of their musical and social development are nurtured by our passionate staff. You can find out more in the following sections:







What do students get out of the Sinfonia?

  • Excellent music education – provided by some of the best musicians in Europe who specialise in music education.
  • Exciting repertoire – chosen to help stimulate students as well as provide challenges for a youth orchestra.
  • A safe and supportive learning environment – the Sinfonia provides designated pastoral staff who are responsible for social events and the welfare of all the students.
  • A springboard to further education – thanks to our partnership with the University of Leeds, our students receive workshops on the application process of UCAS as well as an insight into what university life is like, regardless as to whether they wish to pursue music.
  • Expert performance coaching from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and an insight into life at a music conservatoire.
  • A modern approach to music making – our students will receive coaching on performance psychology and nerves, helping students develop the skills to perform to the best of their ability.
  • Prestigious concerts – the Sinfonia performs concerts at culturally significant venues in Yorkshire.

“the tutors are terrific and supportive, and the YYS staff are always willing to listen”

“YYS has been an unforgettable experience and has opened up so many doors to me as a musician and as a person”

“I’m so glad I have had the chance to work with other young musicians on challenging, interesting and crazily good repertoire”

“Everything about YYS helps you not only as a musician, but as a person”

“I love that being a part of YYS means that I am representing Yorkshire”

“YYS has a great family feel from the second you arrive”