Youth Orchestra Auditions

Join the American Youth Symphony Orchestra by Auditioning today! Dedicated to providing a fun and challenging musical experience, AYSO takes pride in fostering a supportive and inclusive community. AYSO members have the opportunity to work with amazing professionals. AYSO Youth Orchestra Auditions take place throughout the year, don’t hesitate and register below. We can’t wait to hear you play!

How to Audition:

  • Audition Dates:
    • April 28, 2024
    • May 12, 2024
    • May 26, 2024
  • Ages  7 – 18 
  • VIDEO ONLY – DUE by Audition Date… Google Drive – NAME VIDEO “(Student Name – Instrument – Audition Date)” Share Video Via GOOGLE DRIVE to
  • Repertoire – One piece/movement – level appropriate (up to 5 min) – memorization strongly encouraged
  • Instruments: All Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion (including piano)
  • Students must have a minimum of two years of instruction/playing experience on their instrument
  • Limited Space Available – Audition EARLY
  • Audition fee per instrument – $25 – pay here
  • Schedule – Rehearsals & Concerts
  • Chamber Music Program is another great opportunity for young musicians to play and create chamber music in duos, trios, quartets, etc and be coached by some of Chicago’s premier musicians. Audition for this program here


Onsite Auditions are available for your school around Chicago and suburbs! For more info and to host AYSO Auditions at your school, click here… Onsite Auditions


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