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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas - Yunior Lopez, Founder & Music Director

The Young Artists Orchestra Auditions

Mid-Year Auditions are now open! Auditions will be by appointment only.

*Please download audition excerpts on the left for Academy String Orchestra OR YAO Symphony Orchestra*

All auditions will take place at our rehearsal space at Maryland Square – 3661 S. Maryland Parkway (Next to the Adelson Clinic)

Questions? Interested candidates should reach out to us via email at

The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas will be running multiple audition dates this season. Young musicians can audition for and join the Academy Orchestra (string orchestra for students up to age 16) or the YAO Symphony (advanced students up to age 22). Musicians accepted into the program will be on full-scholarship, perform regularly in our concert season, take part in masterclasses, work alongside nationally/internationally recognized artists,  and compete for cash prizes at any of the two music competitions presented by the YAO. The application fee is $40.

 Apply to the Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra by filling out the application below.

YAO Application
Please pick with group you wish to audition for. If you audition for the Symphony and are not yet musically ready to join, then you may be offered a spot in the Academy Orchestra.
Please list your preference on audition months. The December auditions are for students wishing to join the program mid-year. The April/May auditions are for entrance for the following season.

*Please submit your application before paying the fee below. Application Fee $40: Checks/Money Orders can be sent to: Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra 1096 Bradley Bay Ave., Henderson, NV 89014. Candidates may also pay the application fee at the live auditions.

Candidates who cannot pay the application fee can write a letter and explain current hardship. Please send all letters/inquires to the address above or via email to

Las Vegas Young Artists Orchestra Auditions