Audition General Information

2020-21 Season Audition Dates:

Fall 2020 Auditions will be done digitally. Please submit your video(s) via email at info@yogc.org by Monday, September 28 at 5pm.

Download the 2020-2021 YOGC Auditions brochure

Any musician active in YOGC as of March 9, 2020 may skip the audition process and automatically be re-enrolled in YOGC for the 2020-2021 season if they are happy with their ensemble placement.
Therefore, you only have to audition if one of the following conditions is true:
  1. You were not in the String or Youth Symphony Orchestra during the 2019-2020 season
  2. You were in the String or Youth Symphony Orchestra at some point during the 2019-2020 season but had dropped out before March 9, 2020
  3. You were in the String Orchestra for the 2019-2020 season and would like to try and audition into the Youth Symphony Orchestra.
For those of you who are interested in auditioning for the woodwind, brass, or percussion sections: even with this decision, YOGC has at least one opening in every section available for potential new musicians. If you are interested in playing with YOGC this season, please be sure to register or email us at info@yogc.org.
For those of you who will be auditioning: Please submit an audition video following YOGC’s audition requirements via email to info@yogc.org by Monday, September 28 at 5pm.
For those who are eligible to skip auditioning but have already paid the registration fee: We would be very grateful if you would be willing to convert the $10 fee into a tax-deductible donation. YOGC lost over $20,000 in revenue due to COVID-19 in the 2019-2020 season, and we anticipate additional funding reductions in the 2020-2021 season. Please reach out to us at info@yogc.org to confirm this choice or discuss additional options.


Audition Location:
Auditions will be done digitally for Fall 2020.

Audition Requirements:
Submit completed application online or by mail along with the $10 registration fee. Download the 2020-2021 YOGC Auditions brochure for detailed requirements or view online. Prepare your solo and the required scales as detailed in the audition instructions to the best of your ability.

You will be asked to acknowledge that you have read and agree to comply with the YOGC Handbook.
Download the YOGC Handbook here.

Fall 2020 Orchestra Rehearsal Schedule

Fall 2020 Percussion Rehearsal Schedule