Auditions for Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra are open to string, wind, brass, percussion and harp players through high school age (max: entering 12th grade in the upcoming fall, no minimum age requirement). Auditions for Concert Orchestra are open to string players up to 8th grade (max: entering 8th grade in the upcoming fall, no minimum age requirement). Click here to learn more about their three different orchestras.
New World Youth Orchestras currently does not accept orchestra applications for piano or saxophone. Piano and saxophone applicants may still audition for the Young Artist Competition.
The audition determines selection as a member of the New World Youth Orchestras. Your assigned orchestra will be clarified in your acceptance letter. Order of seating for strings is not decided at the time of orchestra auditions. Generally, each orchestra holds seating auditions prior to each concert but this process is left to the discretion of the conductor and may change. Winds and brass may be notified of their parts when music is distributed in August.
Note: All returning members must re-audition prior to each new season. The previous season’s tuition must be paid in full before an audition will be scheduled.
Auditions are held in the months of June and July. Mail in your application as soon as you can to schedule an audition for your preferred date and time. Applications will continue to be accepted through the summer. Specific dates and times available for auditions are listed in the Audition Dates document. Late auditions will be scheduled on a case-by-case basis.
For full audition information, visit https://nwyso.org/about/auditions
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