Auditions take place at the Elgin Community College Arts Center (1700 Spartan Dr.), June 2-5. The Audition Information & Requirements will tell you everything you need to know about your audition. Please download and review this document carefully!
After hearing auditions in June, the artistic staff methodically makes placement decisions based together on playing ability, age, and the current needs of each ensemble. Students are ranked by audition and placed in the ensemble most closely matching their musical skills, including superiority of tone, technical ability, intonation, vibrato, dynamic contrast, range, articulation, phrasing, rhythmic integrity, expressive style and overall accuracy.
Meeting the printed requirements of an orchestra does not guarantee placement. Striving to provide the best educational experience for students, we take a holistic look at each audition and determine the most suitable placement for cultivating growth. Regardless of which ensemble students perform with, they all experience the richness of EYSO’s uniquely rich and meaningful educational approach.
EYSO does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity/expression.