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.
Auditions require that students prepare the specific excerpt listed for the orchestra for which they are auditioning, as well as a one-minute solo of their choice and required scales as listed.
Audition Fees: A non-refundable audition fee of $35.00 must accompany the application. Please make checks payable to FSYO.
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. Please contact the office for scholarship and payment plan opportunities. In addition to annual fees, students are also required to purchase uniforms.
Symphonic Orchestra & all Percussion students: $510.00 per season
Philharmonia Orchestra: $485.00 per season
Prelude Orchestra: $425.00 per season
Overture Strings: $250.00 per season
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
2014-2015 List of Open Seats:
Audition dates: The office will contact you with your time slot once you have turned in this application with your $35.00 fee. Open auditions will only be held on Saturday, August 16, 2014. If you cannot select your instrument or orchestra, it is because there are no open seats for that position.
1st Violin (2)
2nd Violin (3)
2nd Violin (Principal)
Oboe (Principal, 3rd, 4th)
Clarinet (1st, 2nd)
Bassoon (1st, 2nd)
Trumpet (3rd, 4th)
Trombone (Principal, 3rd)
1st Violin (Concertmaster)
French Horn (3rd)
Flute (Asst. 1st & Asst. 2nd)
Bassoon (Asst. 1st & Asst. 2nd)
French Horn (Asst. 1st)
NEW! FIll out the online application below! The FSYO office will contact you with your audition time slot confirmation once you have filled out the application and turned in your $35.00 application fee.
If you have accepted a seat, please download FSYO Hold Harmless Agreement and FSYO Release and Consent Form. Please note that the FSYO Release and Consent Form must be notarized.