Spring Audition Registration for Oakland Youth Orchestras Online April 2-May 21, 2017

Student instrumentalists from Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair and Lapeer counties, ages 7-18, who want to advance further in their musical skills are invited to audition for membership in Oakland Youth Orchestras (OYO).

Audition signup for the 2017-2018 season begins April 2nd online at and extends through May 21, 2017. Merit and financial based scholarships are available.

The mission of OYO is to inspire student musicians by providing an exceptional orchestral experience to public, private and home schooled students in a premier orchestra program.

OYO facilitates student musicians to progress in their music abilities under the tutelage of highly qualified conductors with extensive performance and music education backgrounds.

OYO also fosters musical enrichment through 3 concerts with over 350 members, chamber opportunities, out-reach recitals, small ensembles, solo performances and competitions.

Oakland Youth Orchestras has been educating and enriching youth through music since 1975. OYO is a four-tiered orchestra program (Studio String, String, Philharmonia and Symphony Orchestras) serving over 350 students in grades two through twelve.

Auditions assist conductors in placing each student at the appropriate skill level to provide optimum learning conditions in one of OYO’s four orchestras. All returning and prospective OYO members must audition.

Interested students and parents are invited to attend an Open House where they can observe rehearsals. Board members and conductors will be available to answer questions about the program.

Visit to schedule an audition and for more information regarding orchestra placement.