String Orchestra Auditions 

The String Orchestra (BYST) is an intermediate string ensemble, studying arrangements of the chamber and symphonic literature. Rehearsal and ensemble skills are developed in a disciplined atmosphere. This orchestra requires advancing string playing techniques like shifting and vibrato. String Orchestra is comprised of students through Grade 9. This ensemble rehearses on Monday evenings at Norview Middle Schools from 7:00-8:30pm (September thru May).


  • Due to COVID-19, BYOV will not be conducting live auditions this summer. Applications and videos will be submitted through the online audition platform Accept’d.
  • Our first audition deadline was June 1. Another round of auditions for open instruments will be due August 31. To submit your audition application and materials, visit
  • NEEDED INSTRUMENTS: This ensemble is FULL. Waitlist positions will be considered.


*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 Requirements

Students should take these requirements 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.