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The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas | Yunior Lopez, Founder

Symphony Orchestra and Academy Orchestra
The only tuition-free & premier youth orchestra program in Las Vegas for students and young professionals ages 8-22.

First Application Deadline: June 9, 2024
Final Application Deadline: June 30, 2024
Anticipated Program Start: MID-AUGUST 2024

*The filling of positions will commence after the initial application deadline. A final deadline is available for any remaining positions in the Academy and/or Symphony Orchestra. YAO will continue to accept auditions for any vacant spots. Instruments that remain unfilled will be posted on this page.

*Only video auditions are accepted unless percussionists request a live audition if they do not have access to specific instruments.

*Please make sure you’ve read the Overview & FAQ Page and downloaded the audition music from the Excerpts Page before starting your application form below.

If you have questions or wish to apply for an application fee reduction or wavier, then please email yaorchestra@gmail.com

YAO Application
Please pick the 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. Percussionists will take part in the Symphony & Percussion Ensemble.
Required if student is 17 years old or under
Required if student is 17 years old or under
Required if student is 17 years old or under
Required if student is 17 years old or under
Whether or not a student has a private teacher will not affect his or her audition.
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*At this time live auditions will only be granted for percussion students who request them. All other instruments should choose video audition. If you need to request a live audition for a specific reason, then please send us an email.
Students must play an excerpt of a solo of their choice (between 1-2 minutes) and the required excerpts for their instrument. Students should stand 5-6 feet away from the camera. Cell phone video recordings are acceptable. Video auditions must contain an introduction with student name and why they want to join the YAO. YouTube links are preferred
Please list any names if applicable.
This section is optional, but would provide additional insight into student experience and musical involvement.
Billing Address

The Dr. Shirley Linzy Young Artists Orchestra of Las Vegas is the only tuition-free and premier youth orchestra program in the State of Nevada. Young musicians ages 8-22 can audition for and join the Academy Orchestra (string orchestra for students up to age 18), the YAO Symphony (advanced students up to age 22), and the newly created Percussion Ensemble (students up to age 22). Musicians accepted into the program will be on full-scholarship, perform regularly in our diverse concert season, take part in masterclasses, work alongside nationally & internationally recognized artists, participate in unique cultural musical projects, and have access to high quality instruments from our instrument bank. LVYO auditions. LVYO application. Las Vegas Youth Orchestras. Las Vegas Youth Orchestra audition. Las Vegas Youth Orchestras audition. Form. Apply. Join. Youth. Henderson. Nevada. North Las Vegas. Competition. Music. Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, French Horn, Trombone, bass Trombone, Tuba, Trumpet, Harp, percussion. Students. Band. Camp.