ESO Youth Symphony Orchestra Residential/Day Course - Summer 2023
21st-25th August 2023
Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DU
    • Ages 11-19

    • Grade 7 and above

    • Residential and non-residential options available

Course Dates

Monday 21st – Friday 25th August 2023

Course Location

Bromsgrove School
Worcester Road
Bromsgrove B61 7DU


Course Costs

  • £575 Residential (includes 4 nights accommodation in Single-En Suite rooms and all meals)
  • £375 Non-residential (includes dinner on 21st, lunch/dinner 22nd-25th)




ESO Youth is delighted to announce its ESO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SUMMER 2023 COURSE.

Monday 21st – Friday 25th August

(As last year, GCSE students receiving their results on Thursday 24th August will be excused from the course if they are required to go to their school)


Repertoire to include: Symphony No. 2 by sergei rachmaninov

Suitable for young musicians aged 11-19 at Grade 7 & above on their instrument

Flute – waiting list
Oboe – waiting list
Clarinet – waiting list
Bassoon – 1 place available
French Horn – 2 places available
Trumpet – waiting list
Trombone – waiting list
Tuba – waiting list
Percussion/Timpani – 1 place available
Harp – waiting list
Violin – 4 places available
Viola – 3 places available
Cello – 3 places available
Double Bass – 3 places available


All-Inclusive Fees:
£375 (non residential)
£575 (residential)
– Tutoring from members of the English Symphony Orchestra (all tutors have Enhanced DBS checks)
– Lunch and evening meal for all participants included
– 4 nights accommodation – Bed (Single En-Suite) & Breakfast for all residential participants
(accommodation available on concert night at a small additional cost)
– Supervised sport/art activities led by qualified leaders
– Minibus shuttle to/from Bromsgrove Station for day participants

Course Structure

21st: arrival from 2pm for residents. 4.30pm meet, greet & full rehearsal (day participants to arrive by 4.00pm). Dinner 6.30pm. Evening rehearsal until 8:30pm

22nd – 24th: 9.30am-8.30pm

(24th – GCSE Results Day: participants will be excused to collect their results or check online)

25th: Concert Performance at Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire at 7.00pm

Participants will be able to go home after the concert. If travelling on 26th, accommodation will be available (at a small extra charge) the participants on the 25th if needed.

Register your interest

We do not hold auditions. Places are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please complete the form below to submit your application. A member of the ESO Youth team will be in contact to confirm your place on the course if available, or whether you have been placed on to the waiting list.