Concert Orchestra Auditions 

The Concert Orchestra (BYCO) is a symphonic orchestra for string, wind, brass, and percussion musicians who demonstrate an advancing level of playing on their instrument, with emphasis on acquisition of advanced technical and musical skills, rehearsal discipline, and advanced ensemble playing. Concert Orchestra is comprised of  students through Grade 12. The Concert Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings from 7:00-9:00pm.*

*Rehearsal schedules and locations have been impacted by the pandemic. We continue to alter our programming and communicate with members regularly regarding changes.


  • Due to COVID-19, BYOV will not be conducting live auditions this spring. Applications and videos will be submitted through the online audition platform Accept’d.
  • The next audition deadline is September 1. To submit your audition application and materials, visit
  • BYCO is accepting applications for the following openings: viola and bass ___________________________________________________________________________________________


*BYOV is a tuition-based organization. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. See our Frequently Asked Questions. Please note:  BYOV policy requires participation in your school music program, when there is a music program available.


Questions about auditions or financial aid? Please contact our Executive Director at [email protected].


Audition Materials

Students should take these materials to their private instructor or school music teacher to ensure they are auditioning for the correct ensemble and are prepared for their audition.

Click on the link for your instrument to download and print the audition requirements below:





For tips on preparing for your BYOV audition, click HERE.