Audition Information & Requirements

Audition Information & Requirements

EYSO is for everyone. For instrumentalists from 4th grade to college, playing for 2 years or 12, EYSO aims to find a place for each student to grow in one of our five orchestras. Click here for a breakdown of membership requirements by instrument and ensemble.

In light of ongoing precautions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, auditions for EYSO’s 2020-21 season will not proceed in-person. Instead, students will upload videos and adjudicators will review them virtually. Results will be announced by mid-June 2020.

We have simplified the audition requirements to reflect the limitations of the uploaded video format. Click here for detailed video audition instructions & requirements. Video uploading will become available on May 11, 2020, and video submissions are due by 11:59pm on May 27, 2020.

The 2020-21 EYSO Audition Application is available online beginning February 1, 2020.

  1. Click Apply Now and complete an EYSO Audition Application (available beginning February 1)
  2. Pay the audition fee: $35 for current EYSO members, $45 for non-EYSO members*
  3. Choose your audition time from available slots on May 28-31, 2020. Even though you will not actually be auditioning at this time, these time slots are used for internal tracking purposes.
  4. Return to your Member Page or audition account (created during step 1) to upload your video audition after May 11, 2020. All video auditions are due by 11:59pm on May 27, 2020.

Please add to your safe senders list, as you will receive important communications about auditions via email in the coming months.

*An audition fee waiver application is available.