Auditions


Auditions to fill remaining openings in DCYO and YMO will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon, PA 19333

Current Openings:

DCYO – Openings remain for French Horn, Trombone and Double Bass. If you play one of these instruments, we would welcome you to our August audition session.

YMO – Openings remain for all strings (especially Viola and Double Bass), Bassoon, French Horn, Trombone, and Percussion. If you play one of these instruments, we would welcome you to our August audition session.

Students who play one of these instruments are welcome to make an appointment for an audition on August 27th. Please fill in the form below and select an available time from the calendar.


For DCYO Audition requirements, please click here.

For YMO audition requirements, please click here.


YOUNG MUSICIANS’ ORCHESTRA, an orchestra for intermediate students of all ages

Students from all geographic areas are welcome to audition.  YMO is an intermediate-level orchestra whose repertoire consists of high school-level arrangements of classical works.

Weekly YMO rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings from September through May in the Band Room at Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, Pennsylvania (entrance on Copples Lane).  In addition to regular rehearsals, sectional master classes are coached by professional musicians each semester.

DELAWARE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA, an orchestra for advanced students, usually in high school

Students from all geographic areas are welcome to audition.

Qualifications for admission are outstanding musical ability and the desire and dedication required to perform as an orchestral musician.

Weekly DCYO rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from September through May. In addition to regular rehearsals, sectionals are scheduled with professional musicians during each trimester.

Beginning with the 2019-2020 season, rehearsals for DCYO will be held at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 N. Valley Forge Rd., Devon, PA 19333.

Audition Guidelines:

Please note, students who are currently in YMO and wish to return to YMO next season should not make an appointment to audition for YMO. Similarly, students who are currently in DCYO and wish to return to DCYO next season should not make an appointment to audition for DCYO.  Such students will receive information regarding returning student seat auditions.  YMO students who wish to audition for DCYO should make an appointment to audition for DCYO.

Review the audition requirements with your teacher. Click on the link at the top of this page.

We do notice your attire. We request that you dress appropriately.

A note to violin and flute students: Because of the large number of violin and flute students requesting auditions, we generally accept only those older than grade 7. Rare exceptions are made for very advanced players. We strongly encourage middle school violin and flute students to audition for the Young Musicians’ Orchestra.

All audition decisions and seating assignments are made solely by the Music Directors. In certain rare cases, depending on the balance of specific instrumental sections, students may be notified immediately of their acceptance to the orchestra.

Please contact Lenora Hume at lhume@dcyo.org for questions or additional information about DCYO or YMO auditions.

Importantly, when completing the audition form below, carefully fill in all of the required fields correctly. If a required field has been incorrectly filled in, the form will not send when you press the “Submit Audition” button. The form will “page up” to the area in question. Please notice the information box outlined in red, make the necessary correction and re-submit the form.

A Note to Those With Hotmail Accounts. We have noticed that Hotmail tends to block our confirmation emails from being delivered to your email account. If you have another email provider, other than Hotmail, please use that email address as your primary parent email when filling out this audition form.

You will need to use a computer – not a phone or an iPad – to fill in this Audition application form.