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Audition for the 2022-2023 Season

DYAO has openings for our late auditions on Saturday, August 13 at Lamont School of Music.

We have particular needs for the following instruments in our ensembles:

Young Artists Orchestra (YAO): Violin, Double Bass, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Percussion, Piano
Conservatory Orchestra (CO): Viola, Double Bass, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion
• String Ensemble (SE): Viola, Bass

If your instrument is not listed for your desired ensemble, understand that there may be a more limited number of positions available and that you may be considered for a spot on the waiting list. *Note: If you have already auditioned for DYAO this year, we thank you for your audition and we encourage you to apply again next year.

For more information on how to sign up for an audition, please email Rachael DeLange (

Which orchestra should I audition for?

To answer this question and to read our Instrument Proficiency Standards, check out our Orchestras page. If you aren’t sure, you may want to take these standards to your private teacher for guidance. You can also be considered for more than one orchestra! If you are considering auditioning for two orchestras, for example, the Young Artists Orchestra and the Conservatory Orchestra, be sure to prepare the repertoire for the higher level orchestra and only sign up for one audition time. (You will only be placed in one ensemble.) You can contact Program & Orchestra Manager Rachael DeLange ( with questions before signing up for an audition.

Each group rehearses once a week throughout the season (September - May) with dress reherasals and sound checks leading up to performances. It is expected that young artists in our program attend all of these rehearsals, sound checks, and performances. For more information on when each group rehearses, check out our Orchestras page

What do I play at the audition?

Find your instrument below, and click on the link to get the audition packet for the 2022-2023 Season. Prepare all the applicable materials for your instrument and the ensemble you are auditioning for.

When are the auditions, and how do I sign up?

DYAO's late auditions will take place on Saturday, August 13 at Lamont School of Music. For more information on how to sign up for an audition, please email Rachael DeLange (

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