Summer Auditions
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2022-2023 Summer Auditions Now Open!

Audition for Empire State Youth Orchestra Now Through August 23rd

Whether you are a classical or jazz musician, ESYO invites young musicians to audition. Master your instrument on stage with Empire State Youth Orchestra & make music with hundreds young musicians who are as passionate about music as you are. Be challenged and inspired by outstanding conductors and coaches.

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What are Summer Auditions?

To join an ESYO performing ensemble, you must complete an online audition. Summer auditions are held each year to welcome new musicians before rehearsals begin and are open to most instruments. Summer auditions remain open until each position is filled. 

Available Ensemble Positions

Scroll through a complete list of available ensemble positions below: 

  • French Horn

    Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Trumpet

    Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Orchestra,Youth Jazz Orchestra, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Trombone

    Wind Orchestra, Youth Jazz Orchestra, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Euphonium

    Wind Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Tuba

    Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Oboe

    Wind Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Bassoon

    Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Baritone Saxophone

    Wind Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Tenor Saxophone

    Wind Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Percussion

    Wind Orchestra
  • Violin

    Concertino Strings & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Viola

    String Orchestra, Concertino Strings, & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Cello

    Concertino Strings & Repertory Jazz Orchestra
  • Double Bass

    String Orchestra, Concertino Strings, & Repertory Orchestra
  • Guitar

    Youth Jazz Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

    Summer auditions are open to most instruments. Is your instrument not listed? Email Sue Lascoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Are you ready to join?

    An ESYO audition is not a competition, it’s a process that helps ESYO conductors place you in an ensemble that challenges you musically and nourishes your growth. Work with your music teacher to prepare for your online audition.

    Risk-Free Audition Fee

    Musicians auditioning for ESYO pay a $50 audition fee.  Don’t let economic hardship be a barrier. Audition fee waivers are available. Email Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    If you are not placed in an ESYO ensemble, your audition fee is refunded.