Auditions & Registration

Youth Symphony

Auditions

This sign-up form is for: 

  • String players who are NEW to Youth Symphony. 
  • ALL Winds, Brass, and Percussion

Registration 

This sign-up form is for: 

  • Returning String Players

Evans Orchestra

Auditions

This sign-up form is for: 

  • ALL musicians who are NEW to Evans Orchestra. 

Registration 

This sign-up form is for: 

  • ALL returning musicians currently enrolled in Evans Orchestra.  

Junior Strings 

Registration 

This sign-up form is for: 

  • ALL new & returning musicians interested in joining JS for the 22/23 season.   

Every year YOCVA holds auditions for the upcoming academic year. See below important details about auditions for the upcoming 22/23 season. 

  • Registration and Audition Sign-Up will open on May 1st, 2022. 
  • Click HERE to view a comprehensive outline of the YOCVA audition policy and procedure. 
  • Junior Strings does not require an audition. Interested members can register to join starting May 1st. 
  • All other ensembles require an audition.
  • Auditioning for Evans Orchestra. 
    • ALL returning members of Evans Orchestra DO NOT need to re-audition. Returning members can register for the 22/23 season starting May 1st.
    • NEW members (strings, winds, brass, and percussion) interested in joining Evans Orchestra will need to audition. 
  •  Auditioning for Youth Symphony
    • ALL returning STRING players DO NOT need to an re-audition. Returning STRING members can register for the 22/23 season starting May 1st.
    • Due to limited and competitive seating in our wind, brass, and percussion sections all WBP musicians must re-audition each season to participate. 
  • Auditioning for chamber ensembles.
    • YOCVA offers a clarinet ensemble, flute ensemble, and string chamber music. 
    • New students will be admitted by audition at the director’s discretion. More information about our chamber music programs will be available May 1st.

Dates & Deadlines 2022

Live-Auditions

Location: Walker Elementary School

Youth Symphony: Wednesday May 25th; 5:30-8:00pm

Evans Orchestra: Thursday May 26th; 5:30-8:00pm

Recorded Auditions

Those who are unable to attend a live-audition date may submit an audio-only digital recording.

Submission Deadline: May 31st  *Winds, Brass, and Percussion- seating preference will go to members who audition in-person. Students who submit a recorded audition are only eligible for available seats.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out by Monday, June 6th. 

General Information

Every year YOCVA holds auditions for the upcoming academic year. See below important details about auditions for the upcoming 22/23 season. 

  • Registration and Audition Sign-Up will open on May 1st, 2022. 
  • Click HERE to view a comprehensive outline of the YOCVA audition policy and procedure. 
  • Junior Strings does not require an audition. Interested members can register to join starting May 1st. 
  • All other ensembles require an audition.
  • Auditioning for Evans Orchestra. 
    • ALL returning members of Evans Orchestra DO NOT need to re-audition. Returning members can register for the 22/23 season starting May 1st.
    • NEW members (strings, winds, brass, and percussion) interested in joining Evans Orchestra will need to audition. 
  •  Auditioning for Youth Symphony
    • ALL returning STRING players DO NOT need to an re-audition. Returning STRING members can register for the 22/23 season starting May 1st.
    • Due to limited and competitive seating in our wind, brass, and percussion sections all WBP musicians must re-audition each season to participate. 
  • Auditioning for chamber ensembles.
    • YOCVA offers a clarinet ensemble, flute ensemble, and string chamber music. 
    • New students will be admitted by audition at the director’s discretion. More information about our chamber music programs will be available May 15th.

Audition Requirements

Resources: Audition Tips and Tricks

YOCVA staff has created several helpful instructional videos for recording your audition. Watch these short clips for help on the recording process and preparing your scales.
 
Audition Instructions and Tips: