Registration & Auditions

Step-by-Step Guide to Joining OAYO

2019-20 Season

Auditions for the 2019-20 season have ended. 

Please contact to schedule a late audition. 2020-21 audition information will become available in January 2020.

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 schedule a late audition, contact Aviva Segall at

Musicians should arrive 20 minutes before your audition time in order to park, unpack and warm up.

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 for auditions before March 18th, the audition fee is $30. If you register after March 18th and before April 3rd, the fee is $40.


All audition slots are 10 minutes. Please see below 2019-20 season audition locations and times: 

  • Sunday, April  7, 2019 at Lewis and Clark Middle School from 4:30  to 9 P.M. (YCS, YP & YS)
    Lewis and Clark: 6901 Burt St. Omaha, NE 68132​

  • Monday, April 8, 2019 at Lewis and Clark Middle School from 5  to 9 P.M. (YCS, YP & YS)

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at Friedel Academy from 5:30 to 9 P.M. (YP & YS ONLY)
    Friedel Academy: 335 S. 132nd St. Omaha, NE 68154

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Friedel Academy from 5:30 to 9 P.M. (YP & YS  ONLY)

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Friedel Academy from 5:30 to 9 P.M. (YS & YP) and 7 to 9 P.M. (YCS)

  • Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Lewis and Clark Middle School from 4:30 to 9 P.M. (YCS, YP & YS)

The deadline to register for an audition is 11:59 P.M. on April 3rd.


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

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

Step 4 - Review & Prepare


Read the preparation document found here. 


To review the auditions rubric, click here. 

Click to view audition excerpts.

Click to review 2019-20 audition requirements.

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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For program, ensemble, billing and operations questions, email

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