Auditions

Auditions

Auditions allow us to create the best conditions for learning and to maintain our standards of excellence. All returning and prospective members of OYO must audition. (view Audition Brochure )

We offer four levels of orchestras:

Studio String
Advanced Beginner
String musicians only (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)
Suzuki books 1 (completed) through 3. Generally grades 3 through 7.
Studio String Orchestra focuses on building reading and ensemble skills.
String
Intermediate
String musicians only (Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass)
Suzuki books 4 through 6. Generally grades 3 through 9.
Philharmonia
Advanced Intermediate
Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion
Suzuki book 5+ or comparable (Strings). Generally grades 7 through 12
Symphony
Advanced
Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion
Generally High School musicians

Click here for a listing of our past repertoire

Fall Auditions for the upcoming 43rd Season

Fall Auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 29th. Audition signup for new members will begin on August 10th. Please check back to the website then.

The Audition Schedule is as follows;

Studio String Strings Philharmonia Symphony
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass Bassoon, Cello, Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe, Trombone, Trumpet, Viola, Violin Bassoon, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Percussion, Trumpet, Violin
Studio String/Strings Joint

  • Tue, August 29 (4:30PM-6:15PM)
Philharmonia/Symphony Joint

  • Tue, August 29 (4:30PM-6:15PM)
* dates in italics are priority sessions for our currently enrolled students

Audition Requirements

  • For Studio Strings: 2-3 minutes showing technique and tone quality. The solo will be heard unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.
  • For String Orchestra, Philharmonia, and Symphony: 3 to 4 minutes showing technique and tone quality. The solo will be heard unaccompanied and does not need to be memorized.
  • For percussionists: If you play keyboard, prepare a solo on your chosen instrument and drums. You must supply your own mallets and sticks. Instruments will be available at the audition site.
  • Sight reading: For all levels of auditions. Materials will be chosen by the conductors.
    If you would like to audition on more than one instrument you must be prepared to perform a solo on each instrument you would like to play in the orchestra, and schedule an audition time for each instrument.

Scales are not required for any audition.