Area’s best student musicians invited to appointment-only auditions in May
- Students interested in auditioning must complete an application, participate in his or her school’s music program and be fully committed to weekly rehearsals and other practice or development sessions as assigned.
- During the audition, students should have a 3-5 minute solo prepared, and be ready to play two scales, one major and one melodic minor, with at least three sharps or three flats in the key signature.
- All auditions will be judged on intonation, rhythm and general musicality. The top students in the preliminary audition will move to final auditions, which are held each year around Labor Day.
Founded in 1970, the YO is comprised of the area’s best and brightest student musicians, ranging in age from 12 to 22. The group rehearses each week at and performs three concerts each season at Powell Hall. Seven alumna of the YO are members of the St. Louis Symphony. The program serves as a career springboard for student musicians no matter where their talents take them.
For more information about the YO audition process, and to download a preliminary audition guide,
or the St. Louis Youth Symphony Orchestra on Facebook