Current and prospective members audition each season before a panel of independent judges and ESYO Conductors in order to determine the best placement based on demonstrated technique, skill and aptitude.
The following positions are currently open for the 2018-19 season. Auditions for select instruments are scheduled by arrangement. CLICK HERE to apply.
The audition process for percussionists differs from those for classical and jazz as it includes two rounds of auditions being held on consecutive days. Excerpts will be sent to the applicant for preparation for the preliminary and final rounds of auditions; only applicants who are invited to the final round of auditions will be asked to sight-read. No prepared solo is required.
Applicants are asked to contact Richard Albagli at (518) 272-7828 after they have submitted their online application and paid the audition fee to ESYO. Mr. Albagli will cover the audition process in detail, will make arrangements for a coaching session for percussionists new to ESYO, and will arrange to send you the required excerpts.
Although you are NOT auditioning for a specific ensemble, the following parameters will give you an idea of the skill level expected of musicians on specific instruments: