FSYO auditions are for standard orchestral instruments and are held annually for both new and returning members. There are a limited number of positions available in each ensemble, and an audition does not guarantee placement in FSYO. Acceptance and orchestra placement is a competitive, merit-based process in which auditionees must meet requirements for consideration.
A non-refundable audition fee of $35.00 must accompany the application. Applications will not be processed until the fee has been received. You can pay online here, http://mkt.com/fsyo/fsyo-audition-fee
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Annual Membership Fees: FSYO has a strong commitment to the community and will never refuse a student the opportunity to participate because of an inability to pay the membership fees. No qualifying student will be turned away from the FSYO because of an inability to pay tuition. The FSYO fundraises to provide tuition payment financial aid for musicians whose families demonstrate need. Financial aid is not available for the audition fee, concert tickets or uniform cost. Please contact the FSYO office to request a Financial Aid Application.
Orchestra Age Requirements: The FSYO has set age guidelines for each orchestra. The majority of FSYO students fit into the following age groups, but, upon request, exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the FSYO Board of Directors, in consultation with the conductor(s):
Overture Strings: Students ages 7 to 14
Prelude Orchestra: Students ages 9 to 15
Philharmonia Orchestra: Students ages 11 to 18
Symphonic Orchestra: Students ages 13 to 20