How to join

Spring 2018 player application:

Because of our involvement in the Adopt a Composer scheme, for this term only we will not be following the customary enrolment process. Current playing members will be invited to retain their place for the Spring term – and must confirm acceptance by payment of the £70 fee before the due date of Friday 2nd February. Thereafter, the committee will allocate any spare places to members on the waiting list.




Membership procedures (currently under review)…

Membership enrolment is normally a two-stage process (please see full details for clarification):

For annual membership…

Step 1: New members should click here to complete the online enrolment form. You will receive an automatic email reply confirming receipt. This can be done at any time (currently free of charge) and will ensure that you are on the mailing list for future announcements and playing applications.

For playing membership…

Step 2: During the designated week, register your application to be a “playing member” in the next season. If oversubscribed, places will be allocated by ballot (Note 1). Successful players then pay the appropriate fee (typically £70-80) for that season.


  1. New members who have not previously played with Merchant Sinfonia will normally have priority (though we may need to restrict numbers in the interest of continuity and instrumental balance).
  2. In a change to previous procedure we have dispensed with the annual membership fee, and existing members will remain on the list, with no need to re-enrol, unless we are advised otherwise.

If you have problems with submitting the forms online, please consult the FAQs page, or email your details directly.

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