AYO auditions for advancement will be held only once per year at the end of the AYO season during the month of May. AYO does not hold advancement auditions immediately prior to the AYO season (August) 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
6:30 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 (grade 3 and above)
Intermezzo Orchestra, String Orchestra (grade 3 and above)
Camerata Orchestra, String Orchestra (grade 3 and above)
Sinfonietta Orchestra, String Orchestra (grade 6 and above)
Philharmonic Orchestra, String/Full Orchestra (grade 6 and above)
Symphony Orchestra, String/Full Orchestra (grade 9 and above)
There is a $5.00 audition fee for current AYO members wishing to advance. Any AYO string member may audition for advancement for the ensuing AYO season if the student meets the grade level and technique requirements for the orchestra.
Winds and percussion for the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra spring semester are selected/invited for AYO membership (not auditioned by AYO) based on the results of the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region Orchestra auditions.