2017-2018 Entrance Auditions

Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will take place on May 19-21, 2017 (at DU’s Lamont School of Music – 2344 E Iliff Ave, Denver) and June 1-3, 2017 (at Bethany Lutheran Church – 4500 E Hampden Ave, Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113).

Please read through the website for detailed information about each orchestra, requirements, locations, and dates.  If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact DYAO Orchestra Manager, Julie Strom, at [email protected] or call (303) 433-2420.


Which orchestra should you audition for? Click on this link to read about the DYAO instrument proficiency.

To see more about DYAO’s orchestras, click here.

Audition Information and Music:

Violin *note: YAO requires 3 octave scales

Viola  *note: the scales in this packet were revised on April 5th

Cello *note: YAO requires 3 octave scales

Bass *note: YAO requires 3 octave scales





Audition Sign Up

*Note: Musicians auditioning on piano and percussion must select a Piano Only or Percussion Only slot on either Saturday May 20th or Sunday May 21st. If there is an issue making one of these time slots, contact Julie at [email protected] or (303) 433-2420.
All May auditions will take place at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver
All June auditions will take place at Bethany Lutheran Church

Musician Fellowship Opportunity:


Check back in July of 2017 for more information