Audition Information

The first auditions for the 2018-2019 season for current and new members are scheduled for Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 10am – 1pm at Crete United Methodist Church, 1321 Main St. Crete, IL

Audition information and times are arranged by appointment only.  An online audition form is required and is below. If you would like to audition but require a different audition date and time, please complete and submit an audition form below and note that you are requesting a different audition date after your answer in the final field.

Incredible Opportunity Program

Audition Information

Who can Audition?  SYSO sponsors 20 students, 9 – 13 years old, who would like to learn to play the violin, viola, or cello.  There are several requirements to be considered, but no audition is necessary.  Apply for this Incredible Opportunity by following this link.

Suburban Youth Philharmonic

Who can audition? Children ages 8-17 who have played a string instrument for at least one year may audition for Suburban Youth Philharmonic. This group rehearses Sundays 3:00pm-4:00pm from September through April.

Audition Requirements:

  • A single selection from student’s repertoire
  • Scales – through 2 sharps and 1 flat (major)
  • Sight Reading

Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra

Who can Audition? Children ages 8 through 17 who have played a string instrument for at least two years and can read music well may audition for the Suburban Youth Symphony Orchestra. You must fill out our online audition form, below, for an appointment to audition. This group rehearses from 4:00pm-5:30pm on Sundays.

Audition Requirements:

  • 4 minutes of contrasting material from student’s repertoire (Solo or Etude).
  • Scales – through 4 flats and sharps (major):- one octave for winds and brass- at least two octaves for strings (you may play a 3rd octave if comfortable)
  • Sight Reading.

Suburban Youth Strings

Who can Audition? This group is for more advanced string players who would like to learn challenging repertoire in addition to playing in the orchestra. Selection for this group is based on audition and recommendation by the music director. This group rehearses from 3:00pm-4:00pm on Sundays.

Audition Requirements:

  • 2 minutes fast technical music;
  • 2 minutes slow lyrical music from student’s repertoire. May be two different pieces or contrasting sections from one piece. (Solo or etude is acceptable)
  • Scales – C Major through E Major/A-flat Major (No sharps/flats through 4 sharps/flats) c minor and d minor scales – 3 octaves  – you may use your scale book
  • Sight reading.

Once you are accepted, attendance at all weekly rehearsals and performances is mandatory, with two exceptions: illness, and music-related functions at which your attendance is required by your school.

Audition Form

Please fill out the Audition form below.  Then if you wish to pay the audition fee via paypal, click the Pay Audition Fee button after you fill out the form.

Audition Fee

Payment of a $10 audition fee is required prior to your audition and may be paid via PayPal. Click the button to begin: