Minimum requirements

There are mimimum grade/age requirements as follows: each player

  • who is at least 12 years old at ANY point in 2021 AND

  • who have successfully passed a grade 4 (strings) or grade 5 (wind/brass) exam [NOTE: for some instruments, such as flute and clarinet, we may have to temporarily raise the entry-level for new players from time to time to maintain balance in the orchestra]

will automatically qualify to play in the YPT, provided you register early enough (before 10 February 2021 for the first concert). All players who do not meet either the minimum age or minimum grade requirement (including players who do not normally sit exams) may still qualify to play in the orchestra, but this will depend on a number of things, including age/grade but also on the orchestra's needs (realistically, this means it will be tougher for flutes and clarinets to get in than for e.g. double bass, oboe, horn, etc). Please register anyway, and we will assess it with your teacher!


To play in the orchestra you will need to pay a subscription. For 2021 this has been set at $40 (one concert) or $60 (two concerts) per player. Scholarships are available, use the below form to submit your application.  Note that our concerts are usually free entry.


To register, please download the registration form below (PDF or DOC), fill it out, and e-mail it back to If you meet the minimum grade requirement (see above), you will also need scan and e-mail a copy of your highest grade diploma. If you do not meet the minimum grade requirement, there is no need to do this.

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