Opera North Junior Strings (ages 10-14)

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Opera North Junior Strings (ONJS) is a string orchestra for beginner string players from across Leeds designed to develop outstanding instrumental and musicianship skills in a friendly and supportive environment.

Each week you will be appropriately challenged to develop within your technical ability giving you the chance to make music as an ensemble under the guidance of a member of the Orchestra of Opera North and the Opera North education team.

ONJS members benefit from small group sectionals, workshop and creative composition sessions and exciting performance opportunities.

How to apply
We welcome new members throughout the year in the first few weeks of each school term – you don’t need to have attended the first session! Sign up for a free taster session and see if ONJS is for you.

Meet new people, make new friends and work with world-class musicians – be a part of this unique experience!

Paid termly
  • Leeds City College, Printworks Campus

Price details
£40 per term
Limited bursary places available, get in touch to see if you’re eligible.

For more information
Contact Emma Barnett, Orchestral Activity Manager on emma.barnett@operanorth.co.uk or call
07468 861 194.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can join ONJS?

  • Beginner string players age 10–14 who play violin, viola, cello or double bass
  • Beginner level – Grade 3
  • No audition necessary

When and where do we meet?
Every Monday (during term time) from 4.30pm to 6pm at Leeds City College, Printworks Campus, LS10 1JY.

How much does it cost?
Membership fee is £40 per term
Limited bursary places available, get in touch to see if you’re eligible

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Emma Barnett, Orchestral Activity Manager on emma.barnett@operanorth.co.uk or call 07468 861 194.

Opera North Junior Strings (ages 10-14)
Opera North Junior Strings (ages 10-14)

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