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View audition requirements per Instrument

We've temporarily modified the audition requirements for new members.

Auditions are live now through October 1st!

To join an ESYO Performing Ensemble, you must complete an audition.
Young musicians through the age 20 are encouraged to audition!

Are you interested in singing in the Melodies of Christmas Concert? Click "Voice" below to view audition details and requirements.

Are you a local college student interested in performing with ESYO? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Summer auditions are open to most instruments. Is your instrument listed as "not auditioning"? Email Sue Lascoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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View Requirements by Instrument:

  • Violin

    Available Positions: Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concertino Strings, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Fall 2022 Audition Requirements | Classical & Jazz

    ESYO has temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. Audition for ESYO by attending an open rehearsal in September or sign up for an in-person audition on Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Prepared Solo-  Prepare one solo that best demonstrates your musical skill and ability.

    Scale- One scale appropriate for your playing ability.

  • Viola

    Available Positions: Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concertino Strings, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Fall 2022 Audition Requirements | Classical & Jazz

    ESYO has temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. Audition for ESYO by attending an open rehearsal in September or sign up for an in-person audition on Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Prepared Solo-  Prepare one solo that best demonstrates your musical skill and ability.

    Scale- One scale appropriate for your playing ability.

  • Cello

    Available Positions: Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concertino Strings & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Fall 2022 Audition Requirements | Classical & Jazz

    ESYO has temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. Audition for ESYO by attending an open rehearsal in September or sign up for an in-person audition on Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Prepared Solo-  Prepare one solo that best demonstrates your musical skill and ability.

    Scale- One scale appropriate for your playing ability.

  • Double Bass

    Available Positions: Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, String Orchestra, Concertino Strings, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Fall 2022 Audition Requirements | Classical & Jazz

    ESYO has temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. Audition for ESYO by attending an open rehearsal in September or sign up for an in-person audition on Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Prepared Solo-  Prepare one solo that best demonstrates your musical skill and ability.

    Scale- One scale appropriate for your playing ability.

  • Electric Bass

    Available Positions: Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Fall 2022 Audition Requirements | Jazz Only

    ESYO has temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. Audition for ESYO by attending an open rehearsal in September or sign up for an in-person audition on Friday, September 30, or Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    Prepared Solo-  Prepare one solo that best demonstrates your musical skill and ability.

    Scale- One scale appropriate for your playing ability.

  • Guitar

    Available Positions: Youth Jazz Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared solo- One solo jazz standard of your choice. Play-along track or recorded accompaniment permitted, not required. 

    Jazz improvisation (optional)- Improvisation within a prepared solo encouraged, but not required.

Not sure which ensemble to audition for?

Come to our open audition! Simply sign up online, reserve your time, and audition in person at Proctors on Friday, September 30th at 4:30 - 7:30pm or Saturday, October 1st at 9 - 11am.

Open Rehersal Calendar


2022-2023 COVID Vaccine Policy
ESYO members will no longer be subject to a COVID-19 vaccination requirement for the 2022-2023 season. Masks and vaccination against COVID-19 are still strongly recommended as the best protection against illness and contagious spread.