- By audition
- Applicants should be playing at minimum Grade 7 standard
- Auditions are held in May for September intake
- Auditions may be arranged later in the year should vacancies arise within the orchestra
- Audition consists of own choice piece, prepared orchestral extracts and sight-reading
- Further details can be found at www.cbyo.co.uk
EA City of Belfast Youth Orchestra is the senior orchestral ensemble in CBSM. For by their busy season of local concerts, every two years the CBYO embark on a concert tour. Recent tours have included Belgium and Holland, Spain and Portugal and the USA. CBYO has also performed regularly in the MFY Proms Concert Series at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Invitations to perform abroad and in London are testimony to the formidable reputation the CBYO has gained, establishing itself as one of the foremost youth orchestras in the United Kingdom and Ireland.