COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, April 28, 2016— The Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus (YOGC) is scheduling auditions for the 2016-17 season. The audition dates are: Monday, May 16 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visit www.YOGC.org to complete audition application and for more information. Please call the YOGC office at 706.256.3614 for questions and more information.

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. Arrive early to practice and warm up and 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 a completed application online at www.yogc.org. Download the audition requirements or call the YOGC office to request by email. Prepare your solo and the required scales as detailed in the audition instructions.

Since 1993, the Youth Orchestra of Greater Columbus has been teaching the area’s most talented young musicians. Led by music director James Palmer, this outstanding orchestra program includes the Youth Orchestra made up of intermediate and advanced string, brass, wind and percussion musicians, the String Orchestra composed of young string players, chamber groups, a percussion ensemble and a summer string camp. Rehearsals are held each Monday evening during the school season at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Visit www.YOGC.org for audition requirements and an application for the 2015-16 regular orchestra season.  For additional information e-mail info@yogc.org.