Symphony Orchestra Auditions 

 

The Symphony Orchestra (BYSO) is for musicians who have demonstrated a proficiency on their instrument that will enable them to perform some of the greatest and most challenging literature. Students at this level are committed to a seriousness of purpose and demonstrate a professional level of preparedness for rehearsals and performances. Symphony Orchestra is comprised of string, wind, brass, and percussion students through Grade 12 and is our highest level of symphonic orchestral training. The Symphony Orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings from 6:30-9:00pm.

*BYOV policy requires participation in your school music program.

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UPCOMING AUDITION OPPORTUNITIES

  • The audition deadline is JUNE 10, 2024. 
  • We currently have openings for ALL INSTRUMENTS in this ensemble!

PREPARING & SUBMITTING YOUR AUDITION

  1. Record a video of your audition materials in a single take and upload it to YouTube. Our friends at the Virginia Symphony Orchestra have created a helpful tutorial on how to upload your audition video to YouTube.
  2. Complete the 2024-2025 Audition Application Form online and pay the $20 audition fee.

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BYOV is a tuition-based organization. Financial aid is available and audition fees will be waived for those who qualify. Complete the audition application for more information.  For inquiries or questions 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:

VIOLIN

VIOLA

CELLO

BASS

FLUTE

OBOE

CLARINET

BASSOON

FRENCH HORN

TRUMPET

TENOR TROMBONE  

BASS TROMBONE

 TUBA 

PERCUSSION

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