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Central Coast Youth Orchestra

The Central Coast Youth Orchestra (CCYO), our leading ensemble is renowned in the community for its exceptional level of musicianship and captivating performances. This orchestra plays a wide range of professional orchestral repertoire including symphonic standards and new contemporary works. The CCYO program develops the skill sets required of student orchestral musicians to perform in this genre. Many CCYO musicians go on to study music at a tertiary level as well as being involved with programs such as the Regional Youth Orchestra NSW.


Tuesdays 5.00 - 7.00 pm


Gosford Anglican Church, 3 Mann St


Patrick Brennan


Entry is by audition.  Apply for an audition here

YOUTH ORCHESTRA Pre-requisites & Audition Requirements:


Woodwind: Min. AMEB 6 or equivalent
Brass: Min.  AMEB 6 or equivalent
Percussion: Orchestral or Symphonic Wind Ensemble experience
Upper String: Min. AMEB 6 or equivalent
Lower String:  Min. AMEB 5 or equivalent

Audition Requirements

Students are require to play one scale and 1 piece of music of their choice that demonstrates their current playing level and skills.
Auditions are held at the Conservatorium, 45 Mann Street Gosford
Please email enquiries to or phone (02) 4324 7477

See the Central Coast Youth Orchestra in Concert

Visit our 'Concerts' page to view upcoming Premier Ensembles Concerts or go to the Conservatorium's Facebook for up-to-date information.

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Term Dates

The Central Coast Conservatorium operates to NSW Department of Education School Gazetted Term dates

Term 1
Tuesday 28/1 to Thursday 9/4 
(Saturday Strings concludes 28 March)

Term 2
Monday 27/4 to Saturday 4/7 
(Saturday Strings concludes 27 June) 

Term 3
Monday 20/7 to Saturday 26/9 
(Saturday Strings concludes 19 September) 

Term 4
Monday 12/10 to Saturday 19/12
(Saturday Strings concludes 12 December)

Mission Statement

We seek to inspire our Central Coast community to engage in and value music as an integral part of life through comprehensive music education and artistic endeavour.