Auditions


Auditions for the 2020-21 season have finished. However, we still have openings for the following instruments:

DCYO has open positions for Bassoon, Viola, and Double Bass

YMO has open positions for all Strings, Bassoon, French Horn, and Percussion 

We welcome video auditions throughout the summer. If you would like to audition, please fill out our audition request form


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 at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 203 North Valley Forge Road, Devon, Pennsylvania.  In addition to regular rehearsals, sectional master classes are coached by professional musicians each trimester.  Students attend a mandatory 2-day retreat in the fall and a mandatory 1-day retreat in the winter.  The orchestra performs concerts in the fall, the winter and the spring.

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 performing standard original classical works and quality high-school-level arrangements.  The orchestra performs a concert in the fall and in the spring.

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.


If you are not currently a member of DCYO or YMO and you are interested in auditioning for the 2020-21 Season, please click here

If you are a YMO student who would like to audition for DCYO, please click here

If you are a DCYO student who would like to return to DCYO next year, please click here

If you are a YMO student who would like to return to YMO next year, please click here


To all auditioning students, please read the audition guidelines for your instrument and review them with your music teacher.

For DCYO Audition requirements, please click here.

For YMO audition requirements, please click here.

We notice your attire. Please dress appropriately.

All audition decisions and seating assignments are made solely by the Music Directors.

For any questions, please contact auditions@dcyo.org.