Orchestra Auditions

 Entrance Auditions for the 2019-2020 season are now CLOSED

Orchestra auditions for CYSO’s 2019-2020 season are now closed.  Please fill out the form below to be added to the CYSO mailing list, and you be notified when our 2020-2021 season auditions are announced in early February 2020.

Entrance Auditions will take place in April. Candidates are assigned a 5-8 minute audition time, and may be asked to sight read. All candidates are required to pay a non-refundable $35 audition fee. Results are announced via email by June 1, and all students will be notified regardless of outcome.




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Additional enrichment program opportunities include chamber music, composition seminar, steel orchestras, masterclasses, and international touring. See the CYSO Program Guide for a full list of programs.

Questions about Orchestra Auditions? Contact Karen Mari at kmari@cyso.org or (312) 939-2207, ext. 250