Auditions for CYSO’s upcoming season take place each spring. Students audition to be a member of CYSO–the artistic staff places students in orchestras based on their demonstrated skill level. Auditions are open to school-age students who will be high school seniors or younger. All students are required to pay a non-refundable $30 audition fee. Financial assistance is available for all CYSO programs.
The Audition Process
Entrance Auditions for the upcoming season happen in April. Candidates are assigned a 5-8 minute audition time, and may be asked to sight read. Results are announced via email by June 1, and all students will be notified regardless of outcome.
If you have any additional questions about orchestra auditions, please contact Kaytie Faries, Operations Assistant at (312) 939-2207, ext. 280.
Supplemental educational and performance opportunities include chamber music, composition seminar, steel orchestras, masterclasses, and international touring.