ESO Youth Symphony Orchestra Residential/Day Course - Summer 2024
19th-23rd August 2024
Bromsgrove School, Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DU
    • Ages 11-19

    • Grade 7 and above

    • Residential and non-residential options available

Course Dates

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August 2023

Course Location

Bromsgrove School
Worcester Road
Bromsgrove B61 7DU


Course Costs

  • £595 Residential (includes 4 nights accommodation in Single/Twin En-Suite rooms and all meals)
  • £395 Non-residential (includes dinner on 19th, lunch/dinner 20th-23rd)


Monday 19th – Friday 23rd August 2024


William Walton – Spitfire Prelude and Fugue
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35 (Soloist – Zoë Beyers)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold – The Sea Hawk
William Walton – Henry V Suite

friday 23rd august, 7.00pm, concert at The Bradshaw Hall (Royal birmingham conservatoire)

suitable For young musicians aged 11-19 at Grade 7+ on their instrument

Register your interest

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

Register your interest using the form below. ESO Youth Team will email you to let you know if you have been offered a place or placed on a waiting list if the section is over-subscribed. Please check your spam folder if you have not received an email from us.

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


All-Inclusive Fees:
£595 (residential participants)
– 4 nights accommodation – Bed (single en-suite), Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
– drinks & snacks provided at break times
– supervised sport activities led by qualified leaders
– minibus shuttle from Bromsgrove Station on 19th
– accommodation available on concert night (23rd) at a small additional cost
£395 (day participants)
– Lunch & Dinner
– drinks & snacks provided at break times
– supervised sport activities led by qualified leaders
– daily minibus shuttle to/from Bromsgrove Station

Fees may be paid in instalments

Limited bursary assistance available

Course Structure

19th: arrival from 1.30pm for residents. 4.00pm meet, greet & full rehearsal (day participants to arrive by 3.30pm). Dinner & evening rehearsal until 8:30pm. Day participants go home at 8.30pm.

20th – 22nd: 9.30am start (day participants to arrive by 9.15am). Full/sectional rehearsals, lunch & dinner, activities. Day participants go home at 8.30pm.

(22nd – GCSE Results Day: participants will be excused to collect their results or check online)

23rd: CONCERT DAY. Transport will be provided for all participants to travel from Bromsgrove School to Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. 7.00pm concert at The Bradshaw Hall. 9.00pm – end of concert and HOME TIME!