Auditions are open to students who will be high school seniors or younger, with at least two years of experience on their instrument. Candidates audition for CYSO and not for membership in a specific orchestra. All candidates are required to pay a non-refundable $30 audition fee. Financial assistance is available for all CYSO programs.
If you would like more information about auditioning, please call our audition hotline at 312.939.2207 x 56.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
Fine Arts Building
410 S. Michigan Avenue, Suite 833
Chicago, IL 60605
2013-2014 Entrance Auditions
Entrance Auditions for the 2013-2014 Season are now closed. Please complete the Audition Interest Form if you are interested in being added to our Audition Interest List. Once your completed Audition Interest Form has been received, CYSO will contact you only in the case that there is an audition opportunity for your specific instrument. If no audition opportunities for your instrument arise, CYSO will notify you via email in January when Entrance Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season are announced.
In the meantime, you may access all CYSO Excerpt Lists, audition requirements, and answers to frequently asked questions from the Auditions menu on the left of this web page. If you have any additional questions please contact our Audition Hotline at 312-939-2207, ext. 56.