Back to school also means back to rehearsals for ESYO's young musicians. It is easy to see that each musician is excited to return to making music together. ESYO invites young musicians of all ages and most levels to ignite their passion and unleash their creativity on stage and in the community. Rehearsals will begin soon, but auditions are still open for those interested in joining ESYO. It's not too late! Auditions are open to fill vacancies in most ensembles.
With 14 performing ensembles ranging in musical style and skill level, young musicians like you enter ESYO at all levels. Whether you are a classical or jazz musician, the ESYO experience is ideal for young musicians comfortable performing at a NYSSMA level II or higher. An ESYO audition is not a competition. It's an opportunity for ESYO to match you with an ensemble that will challenge you to become the best musician you can be.
To join an ESYO Performing Ensemble, you must complete an audition. We know that COVID-19 made it hard to take lessons and make music with friends. That is why ESYO temporarily modified audition requirements for new members. All you need to prepare is your best solo and one scale that best demonstrates your ability.
This Fall, you can audition for ESYO at a September Open Rehearsal. Sit in and play with one or several of ESYO’s ensembles! If you like the experience and want to audition, stay for a few minutes and play for the conductor. --> View Open Rehearsal Schedule
Not sure what ensemble is most suited for you? Come to our open audition on Friday, September 30, 2022, from 4:30-7:30 pm or Saturday, October 1, 2022, from 9:00-11:00 am.