AUDITIONS for 2017-2018 Season (DCYO and YMO)
Our next audition session will be held on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm
For DCYO, openings remain for horn, bassoon, viola, and double bass.
For YMO, openings remain for all strings (especially double bass), oboe, bassoon, horn, trumpet, and trombone.
To schedule an audition, please scroll down this page and fill in the Audition Form. We will contact you.
David Kim, Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra, will be serving as Honorary Audition Chairman for the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Kim is a member of our Advisory Board, and this honorary position reflects his ardent support of the DCYO. Auditions are adjudicated by our Music Director and Conductor, Andrew Hauze, assisted by one member of the DCYO Board of Trustees and one conductor from the Young Musicians’ Orchestra.
“I consider DCYO to be the premier youth orchestra in our region. The music making is exceptional, the repertoire is fantastic, and all the members enjoy each other’s company so much. There is a reason my 16 year-old daughter has been a member for years and looks forward to every rehearsal and concert – this orchestra is an important and cherished part of her life.”
Young Musicians’ Orchestra (for intermediate students of all ages)
Weekly YMO rehearsals are held each Thursday evening in the Band Room at Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA (entrance on Copples Lane).
Students may make an appointment for an audition for YMO by filling in the online form below. You will receive a confirmation email.
Delaware County Youth 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. Most students in DCYO are in high school.
Weekly DCYO rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from September through May at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr. In addition to regular rehearsals, sectional master classes are coached by professional musicians each semester.
Qualified students may make an appointment for an audition for DCYO by filling in the online form below. You will receive a confirmation email. Auditions and rehearsals are held at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr.
Please read the audition guidelines for your instrument below and review them with your teacher.
We do notice your attire. We request that you dress appropriately.
A note to violin students: Because of the large number of violin 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 students to audition for the Young Musicians’ Orchestra.
A note to flute students: We can only accept the most advanced players on flute. We strongly encourage middle school flute students to audition for the Young Musicians’ Orchestra.
All audition decisions and seating assignments are made solely by the Music Director. In certain rare cases, depending on the balance of specific instrumental sections, students may be notified immediately of their acceptance to the orchestra.
Please note, when filling out the audition form below, be very careful to 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 that has been outlined in red, make the nessessary 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.For DCYO audition requirements, please click here.
For YMO audition requirements, please click here.