Auditions are closed for this season

Check back in the spring for information on auditions for the '21-'22 season. Thank you.

Smiling youth musicians  from ESYO posing for photo with instruments.  Photo was taken during ESYO's Hungarian Tour.
Serious Fun

With numerous ensembles and orchestras suiting a range of playing levels, ESYO provides serious youth musicians of all abilities the opportunity to excel, grow and perform. ESYO strives to inspire each musician to explore their true potential through high-level performance opportunities, training with outstanding conductors and coaches, and tutelage from extraordinary guest artists.

Whether you are just starting out, or you are an experienced player, whether you are a jazz or classical musician, ESYO has a place for you. 

Click below to learn more about ESYO’s progressive program.

Introductory Ensembles

ESYO members of Concertino Strings perform at a concert.

Introductory Ensembles

  • Concertino Strings
  • Concertino Winds & Percussion

Preparatory Ensembles

Four members of ESYO's Chamber Percussion Ensemble performing on stage.

Preparatory Ensembles

  • String Orchestra
  • Chamber Percussion Ensemble

Repertory Ensembles 

Young man and young women playing clarinet in ESYO's Wind Orchestra.

Repertory Ensembles

  • Wind Orchestra
  • Repertory Orchestra
  • Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Repertory Percussion Ensemble

Advanced Ensembles

Youth members of ESYO's Symphony Orchestra performing viola and cello.

Advanced Ensembles

  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Youth Percussion Ensemble
To enroll in any of ESYO's full season performing groups, you need to sign up for an audition.

Auditions occur each June, with additional auditions through the fall to fill any vacancies. Concertino Winds & Percussion are 10-week introductory programs in the Spring that require only a teacher’s recommendation for admission.

Why do I need to audition?

Keep calm and do not stress.  An ESYO audition is not a competition, it's a process that helps ESYO conductors place you in an ensemble based on your musical experience.  ESYO has an ensemble for young musicians of all skills and abilities.

Due to the progressive nature of ESYO’s performing groups, members and prospective members are invited to audition on a particular instrument, rather than signing up for a specific ensemble. We rely on a panel of experienced judges and ESYO Conductors to place members in an ensemble that challenges them as musicians, nourishes their continued growth, and engages them in a joyful pursuit of musical excellence.

Learn more about the audition process