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Summer Auditions Begin Friday, July 15, 2022

To join an ESYO Performing Ensemble, you must complete an audition.
Are you interested in singing in the Melodies of Christmas Concert? Click "Voice" below to view audition details and requirements. Young musicians through the age 20 are encouraged to audition.  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

    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended.

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra 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.

  • Viola

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

    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended. (link here to video examples)

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra 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.

  • Cello

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

    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work. To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended.

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble.


    Jazz Audition Requirements | Online Only

    For Repertory Jazz Orchestra 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.

  • Double Bass

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

    Classical Audition Requirements | Online Only

    Prepared Solos-  Prepare two solos of contrasting style and tempi or two contrasting sections from a larger work.  To be considered for Concertino Strings prepare and submit one solo piece.  Maximum length per solo: 3 minutes.

    Scales- Two scales appropriate for your playing ability: scales should demonstrate your range on the instrument and embodied musicianship is strongly recommended. (link here to video examples)

    Excerpts- Prepare two excerpts that best align with your current level of skill and experience. To only be considered for Concertino Strings: prepare the single excerpt for that ensemble. 


    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.

  • Electric Bass

    Available Positions: 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.

  • 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.

  • Harp

    (NOT AUDITIONING)

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.