March 21, 2018
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AYO auditions for advancement will be held only once per year at the end of the AYO season during the month of May. Advancement auditions will not occur immediately prior to the AYO season (September) or during mid-season (December/January).

String auditions for current members of the Austin Youth Orchestra (AYO) program wishing to advance for the 2018-2019 season will be held as follows:

Monday, May 7, 2018
Stephen F. Austin High School
1715 West Cesar Chavez Street
6:00 PM: Registration
6:30 PM: Auditions

Current string members of the AYO program may audition for a higher level orchestra according to the AYO policies and procedures outlined below:

The various orchestras accommodate different levels of experience, playing ability, and age groupings:

Prelude Orchestra, String Orchestra (Spring Semester Only)
Concertante Orchestra, String Orchestra
Intermezzo Orchestra, String Orchestra
Camerata Orchestra, String Orchestra
Sinfonietta Orchestra, String Orchestra
Philharmonic Orchestra (Grade 6 and above), String/Full Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra (Grade 8 and above), String/Full Orchestra

Audition Requirements

There is a $5.00 audition fee for current AYO members wishing to advance. Cash or checks made payable to “AYO” will be accepted. Any AYO string member may audition for advancement for the ensuing AYO season if the student meets the grade level requirement for the orchestra (conductors' approval not required).

Winds and percussion for the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra are selected/invited for AYO membership (not auditioned by AYO) based on the results of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Orchestra auditions.