Auditions 2017-18 Registration

Audition Location:
Auditions will be held at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, located at 900 Broadway, at the corner of 9th Street and Broadway. Each audition is limited to 10 minutes. You should arrive early to warm up and tune. Practice rooms will be available. Auditions will be competitive and will dictate chair placement. The conductor reserves the right to re-audition instrument sections and rotate chair placement throughout the season. Former members of the YOGC are not guaranteed a position and must audition each year.

Audition Requirements:
Submit completed application online or by mail along with the $10 registration fee. Download the audition requirements or call to request by mail. Prepare your solo and the required scales as detailed in the audition instructions to the best of your ability. Please call the YOGC office if you need to request a specific time on an audition day.

Audition Dates:

  • May 15th from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. (May auditions are full)
  • June 8th and 9th from 5-9 p.m.
  • August 19th from 9-2:30 p.m.

Registration Form

YOGC Handbook – You will be asked to acknowledge that you have read and agree to comply with the YOGC Handbook.
Read it Here (PDF).

Auditions Registration 2017-18

Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus Auditions registration form.
  • You will be notified of a time to audition on the date you have chosen.
  • There will be an interest meeting for Chamber Groups within the first two rehearsals of the 2017-18 season.
  • I have read, understand, and agree to comply with all policies set forth in the handbook and accept all consequences of not complying with them.
  • Do you agree to the Chamber Group Handbook Rules?
  • T-shirts are all adult sizes
  • I authorize the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus to use my child's photo, statements, and likeness, for education and promotional purposes in YOGC publications, advertising, and videos, video, web, new media, or other formats.
  • Interested in Volunteering Opportunities to usher at RiverCenter performances?
  • Fee

  • Price: $10.00
  • $0.00

About YOGC

Mission Statement and Goals
To teach young people about music. To provide the opportunity for young instrumentalists to have the highest quality musical experience in an orchestral setting. To foster the discipline necessary to be successful in music, recognizing that this discipline is invaluable in life’s other pursuits. To instill a sense of value of the arts as an enrichment in every aspect of life. Tuition is $300.00 for the 2017-18 season. Scholarships are available for students who demonstrate financial need. Please call the YOGC office for more information and to obtain scholarship applications. The deadline to apply for a financial aid scholarship is September 1, 2017, at 5P. YOGC parents will conduct a fundraiser to afford any travel and special events for the orchestra students.

Weekly Monday Night Rehearsals
String Orchestra – 6P to 7:30P / Youth Orchestra – 7:30P to 9:30P

Sectional and full ensemble rehearsals are held in CSU’s Schwob School of Music at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

2017-18 Orchestra Season will include:
The 2017-18 Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus season will include a Fall concert, Christmas concert, Pops concert and dinner, Maestro for a Moment concert, Summer String Camp, and much more! Guest artists include: Voices of the Valley, violinist Boris Abramov, and a mystery guest artist!

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