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.
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.
Scroll through a complete list of available ensemble positions below:
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.
If you are not placed in an ESYO ensemble, your audition fee is refunded.