Auditions for the 2017-2018 are closed. 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 requirement, 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. 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 for participation in any ensemble within the organization – 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 staff will place the student in the most appropriate ensemble that will challenge them while allowing them to succeed as well as taking in to account the overall pool of audition applicants. Woodwind and Brass students are allowed to specify whether they would like to be considered for all available ensembles or just specifically our full-orchestras or wind ensemble. While each of our ensembles is designed to achieve particular curricular goals, it is not uncommon for the ensemble’s difficulty level to increase should the overall pool of applicants required students to remain in a particular ensemble for one or more years…we do NOT focus on the concept of students “moving up” through the program.
  • 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 2016. Sign up will be made available at beginning August 1st.