Auditions: YMO Returning


All current YMO students are automatically considered a returning member of YMO for next season. However, Mr. Pignataro and Ms. Shiota require re-auditions to see how much everyone has progressed since last year and to assign parts and seating. Re-auditions are mandatory. YMO re-auditions will be held on May 3, 2018 in the band room (our usual rehearsal space) at Strath Haven Middle School in Wallingford.

Please arrive during the assigned time slots listed below, to sign in and warm up in the choral room. Each student will be heard in order of his or her sign in. Parents should remain in the foyer or lobby area.

In the days following re-auditions, each student will receive an invitation to register for next year’s season, together with a link to next year’s schedule.

We very much look forward to making music together next year!


5:00 Brass

5:30 Winds

6:00 Cellos

6:30 Violas

7:00 Second Violins

7:45 First Violins

8:30 Double Bass

9:00 Percussion

Re-auditions include:

– 1 major scale, up to 3 flats and 3 sharps, as many octaves as possible

– 2-3 minutes of prepared music (movement of a sonata or concerto, or other solo work)


Please contact Alison Manaker at for questions or additional information about YMO re-auditions.