Auditions


AUDITIONS FOR THE DELAWARE COUNTY YOUTH ORCHESTRA AND YOUNG MUSICIANS’ ORCHESTRA

For DCYO, current openings remain for horn and double bass.

For YMO, current openings remain for all strings (especially double bass), bassoon, horn and trombone.


DavidKimDavid 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, an orchestra for intermediate students of all ages

Students from all geographic areas are welcome to audition.

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 at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In addition to regular rehearsals, sectional master classes are coached by professional musicians each semester.

For your specific audition requirement please select from the options below.

I am not currently a member of DCYO or YMO, but would like to audition for YMO or DCYO. Click here

I am a YMO student who would like to audition for DCYO. Click here

I am a DCYO student who would like to return to DCYO next year. Click here

I am a YMO student who would like to return to YMO next year. Click here