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Orchestral Apprenticeship

Become a temporary member of the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.

Our Orchestral Apprenticeship gives young string players the unique opportunity to play amongst our ranks as an orchestral musician.

Get the full orchestral experience


About our Orchestral Apprenticeship

An Orchestral Apprenticeship with the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra gives young musicians the invaluable opportunity to join our string section for up to four concerts in the main concert season. From rehearsal to applause, you’ll be there at every step of the performance, learning how a professional orchestra works form the inside and what it takes to become a professional musician. Apprentices also receive £100 for each concert they perform with the orchestra.

How to Apply

Applications to the Orchestral Apprenticeship are open to string players only, and applicants must be in undergraduate or postgraduate study at the University of Oxford and play to Diploma standard or above.

Applications will open in June. Complete the form at the bottom of the page by Sunday 9 October to apply. You will receive a confirmation email within one working day.


Orchestral Apprenticeship

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