Registration & Auditions

March 2020 changes due to COVID-19 spread:

Students auditioning for the 2020-2021 season should proceed with registration and audition preparation as planned, but should be aware that auditions will be recorded remotely and submitted online.

Please register for an audition date and time so that we have your information and can continue to communicate with you. 

Step-by-Step Guide to Joining OAYO

2020-21 Season

Step 1 - Consider the Ensemble 

OAYO offers a range of ensembles and chamber music programs. This chart includes ensemble descriptions, grades and repertoire. Please use this chart to guide your selection of which ensemble(s) to audition for or visit our Ensembles page, 

Step 2 - Read the Audition Brochure

Click here to learn about ensemble auditions and requirements. 


Note: Auditions are required for placement into Youth Concert Strings, Youth Philharmonic and Youth Symphony.  

Step 3 - Register for an Audition

To register for your audition, please click here. 

Even if you would be unable to attend the open time/date listed, please register for it anyway. You must register in order to submit a recording. 

All audition recordings are due by April 20, 2020 at 11:59PM

Registrations and audition fee payments are only accepted online. Contact if you require assistance.

Percussion auditions need to be scheduled with Spencer Jones at

Click here to view percussion requirements. 

NOTE: If you register before April 15th, the fee is $31.80 ($30 plus transaction fee). If you register after April 15th, the fee is $40. 


All audition slots are 10 minutes. Please see below  for 2020-21 season audition locations and times: 


The deadline to register for an audition is 11:59 P.M. on April 1st, 2020.


If accepted, you will be notified of your ensemble placement by June 1st, 2020 for all orchestras. 

For any questions regarding registration, please contact our Programs Manager at


Step 4 - Review & Prepare

Click to review 2020-21 audition requirements.

Read the preparation document found here. 


To review the auditions rubric, click here. 

Click here to print the YS and/or YP String (violin, viola, cello, and bass) Audition Excerpts

Click here to print the YS and/or YP Wind/Brass Audition Excerpts 

Percussionists should contact Spencer Jones ( for audition requirements


YCS musicians do not need to prepare an excerpt.

If you have any questions, please contact us

The artistic staff is happy to answer any questions and offer suggestions. 

PO Box 24639
Omaha, NE 68124


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