University Sinfonietta

Sinfonietta gives us the experience of being conducted by MA students, where we play small scale orchestral repertoire from both the classical and contemporary eras. I particularly enjoy this ensemble because it allows us to get to know the MA music students on a more professional level and be a part of their own development as conductors.

Ellen, 1st year

This chamber orchestra is conducted by the MA conductors and over the course of a year they give three programmes of repertoire that has included Classical and contemporary pieces. Membership is based on the orchestral auditions at the beginning of each academic year.

Auditions for the University Sinfonietta are conducted alongside auditions for the University of York Symphony Orchestra at the beginning of Autumn term each year.