Orchestra of the Peaks


The Orchestra of the Peaks is a new orchestra for young musicians in the Peak District.

Explore great repertoire under the guidance of experienced professional musicians.

Develop orchestral skills and confidence in preparation for DCCYO and DDSO courses, and auditions for other major youth orchestras and conservatoires.

Work with other enthusiastic, ambitious and dedicated players in a full symphony orchestra.

Membership of the Orchestra of the Peaks is completely free of charge to members of music centres.

The recommended entry standard is Grade 5 for strings and Grade 6 for wind and brass.



There is no entry audition, although you might be asked to play a short piece to help the directors decide seating positions.



Click here for more information about the Orchestra of the Peaks and to download an application form.