2024- 2025 GCYO Auditions

-Auditions are by pre-recorded video only

-Deadline to submit video audition is May 18, 2024

-Download general information packet HERE

-Find the Audition Submission Link HERE

-Watch a Video about GCYO HERE

-Find Audition Requirements by Ensemble Below

-Register HERE (You must be an accepted or returning student to register. Deadline is June 1)


Young Artist Orchestra (YAO) –

Our most advanced ensemble, most members are high school aged, though exceptional middle school musicians may be admitted. YAO performs standard orchestral masterworks as well as contemporary compositions.  Because of instrumentation needs YAO does accept rolling auditions especially for Winds and Brass students. For more information contact Executive Director David Kiser: david.kiser@gcyo.net

View YAO Audition Requirements »

The Philharmonic –

An advanced symphony orchestra comprised of middle through high school aged musicians who display considerable talent, training and ability. Repertoire consists of orchestral masterworks, transcriptions and original works composed for student orchestra.

View The Philharmonic Audition Requirements »

Sinfonia –

Sinfonia is an advancing honors strings ensemble. Members of the Sinfonia will experience opportunities to excel in their string performance skills through progressive string literature, including original works and arrangements, ranging from early baroque to new releases from the modern era. Consistent, instrument-specific sectionals with professional string educators, provide supplemental instruction for accelerated skill attainment.

View Sinfonia Audition Requirements »

Intermezzo –

Intermezzo is an intermediate level strings-only ensemble that performs at all of the GCYO concerts, including the year end Peace Concert Hall performance. Students will work on ensemble playing and refining their string technique with a focus on proper playing with good mechanics.

View Intermezzo Audition Requirements >>

Prelude –

Prelude is a beginning level strings ensemble that prepares students to perform at the Peace Center in May. It is designed for ambitious and talented string students who have taken private lessons or at least a semester of string classes at their local school.

View Prelude Audition Requirements >>



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