Congratulations on your first step to joining the Young Artists Orchestra family! We are excited to hear you at the upcoming auditions.
Please find your excerpts listed below. Students who wish to apply for the Academy Orchestra must be under the age of 18. Students who wish to apply for the Symphony Orchestra must be under the age of 22. You may audition for one group and be offered a spot within another based on your audition performance. Please read all requirements carefully. If you have any questions, then please send us an email at YAOrchestra@gmail.com
Academy candidates must prepare a solo piece of their choice (no more than 5 minutes), and the required excerpts listed below. The selection should represent the overall technical and musical ability of the candidate. Accompanists are not required for the audition. Two octave scales might be required at the audition.
YAO Symphony candidates must prepare a movement from a concerto or sonata/solo piece of your choice (under 10 min). The selection should represent the overall technical and musical ability of the candidate. Accompanists are not required for the audition. In addition, please prepare the excerpts listed below for your instrument. Percussion/Timpani students: please see the Percussion Ensemble information listed below.
YAO Percussion Ensemble candidates must prepare any 2 of the 4 excerpts listed in the percussion excerpt packet. Candidates may audition live at our rehearsal space or audition via video. Up to 10 students will be accepted into the Percussion Ensemble. Students accepted in the Ensemble will also perform in percussion section of the YAO Symphony.