Audition for the 2022-2023 Season
DYAO's in-person auditions for the 2022-2023 season have concluded. Check back around the middle of March for information on auditions for the 2023-24 season!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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?
The audition materials below are from the 2022-2023 season and should be used only as a reference. New materials for the 2023-2024 season will be uploaded in March.