Audition information and times are arranged by appointment only. An online audition form is required and is below.
Incredible Opportunity Program
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 Symphony Orchestra
Fill out the form below and pay $10 audition fee. You will be contacted when your audition time is scheduled on February 5th. Have a question? Contact us.
Who can Audition? Children ages 8 through 17 who already play a string instrument 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.
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.
View the helpful video below for audition tips.
Auditions for Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass are held yearly in September by Invitation only at:
- Two scales of your choice, as many octaves as possible
- Two contrasting pieces of your choice (one slow, one fast);
- maximum time 3-5 minutes
- Brief sight reading exercise
- Auditions will last approximately 10 minutes
All participants must be actively involved in their school music programs if such programs exist. 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.
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.
Payment of a $10 audition fee is required prior to your audition and may be paid via PayPal. Click the button to begin: