Auditions for the 2017-2018 season are now closed. Occasionally we have opportunities for a student to join an ensemble mid-way through the season – contact our Program Manager for details.
Please read below for information about future auditions!
- Audition requirements
In general, students are required to perform a scale and a piece of their choice. Students are asked to bring a copy of their prepared piece for the judges. For your instrument’s specific audition requirements, CLICK HERE
- Who is eligible to audition?
We offer an auditioned string experience for students in middle school and high school. Our offerings for wind, brass, and percussion are geared toward high school musicians, but advanced middle school students who take private lessons are encouraged to audition as well. Public school, private school, and home school students come together each week to make great music! IMPORTANT: Students MUST be enrolled in their school’s instrumental music program, if available, in order to participate in the Oklahoma Youth Orchestras’ programs – our organization is NOT designed as an alternative to your school’s music program. More information regarding our eligibility policy can be found in our student handbook.
- How do I choose the ensemble for which I want to audition?
All string students audition for consideration in any of our auditioned ensembles – students do not choose the ensemble for which they are auditioning. It is important to note that some ensembles are more appropriate than others based on both student experience and grade level. Our team of artistic staff work hard to place the students in the most appropriate ensemble that will challenge them while allowing them to succeed, taking in to account the overall pool of audition applicants. Woodwind and brass students are asked to specify whether they would like to be considered for all applicable ensembles or specifically our full orchestras or wind ensemble.
- What if I want to be in Festival Strings or Rockin’ Strings?
Festival Strings and Rockin’ Strings are ensembles that do not require an audition. Students wanting to participate in these ensembles may do so by signing up in the Fall of 2017. Learn more and sign up at www.oyomusic.org/programs.