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2020-2021 Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions

Submit your audition electronically to audition for the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) and the Music Opportunity Program’s Alabama Youth Symphony! Each year, we partner with the Music Opportunity Program’s Alabama Youth Symphony (AYS) for auditions. Directors from both programs hear each audition and place the applicants in the ensemble that is the best fit.

Auditions are open to students ages 12-22 who play one of the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion
Please note that while we wish we had a spot for everyone, auditioning does not guarantee a spot in either ensemble. 

Audition Timeline
Monday, May 11, 2020: application open
Monday, June 15, 2020 at 11:59pm CST: application and video submission deadline 
Early July: notifications sent 

Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra
The official youth orchestra of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is made up of 68 students ages 12-22 representing 8 Alabama counties and 23 schools. Members of the ASYO work regularly in sectionals with the ASO’s full-time professional musicians and perform on stage with them at the annual Side by Side concert. Learn more...

Alabama Youth Symphony
Under the umbrella of the Music Opportunity Program, the Alabama Youth Symphony provides student instrumentalists with training and experience playing in a full symphony orchestra.  Members of the AYS are encouraged to audition for the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra when appropriate. Learn more...

Audition Requirements
Strings

  • 2 contrasting solo pieces or etudes
  • 2 major scales in 3 octaves-
    • 1 with at least 2 sharps or flats. Choose one of the following: F Major, D Major, A Major, or Eb Major
    • 1 with at least 4 sharps or flats. Choose one of the following: E Major, Ab Major, B Major, Db Major, F# Major, Gb Major, C# Major or Cb Major
Winds
  • 2 contrasting solo pieces or etudes
  • 2 major scales in 2 octaves that demonstrate your full range on your instrument 

Percussion

  • 1 solo piece or etude each on snare and mallet instrument*
  • 2 major scales in 2 octaves that demonstrate your full range on your instrument

*If you do not have access to the required percussion instruments due to COVID-19, please email Erin O’Brien at eobrien@alabamasymphony.org and we will help you find a solution.

Harp

  • 2 contrasting solo pieces

For more information or questions regarding the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra, please visit https://alabamasymphony.org/ASYO, or contact Erin O’Brien at eobrien@alabamasymphony.org.

For technical questions related to the application or video upload, please check out the Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.