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Step-by-Step Guide to Joining OAYO
Step 1 - Consider the Ensemble
OAYO offers a range of ensembles and chamber music programs. This chart includes ensemble descriptions. Please use the chart to guide your ensemble selection or visit our Ensembles page,
Step 2 - Read the Audition Brochure
Click here to learn about ensemble auditions and requirements.
Percussionists: please scroll down to the red highlighted portion under "Step 4" for your audition 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.
Registrations and audition fee payments are only accepted online. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance.
Do I have to submit my recording when I click the link above?
No. You must register in order to receive a link to submit your recording.
Is there a fee to register for an audition?
If you register by April 4, 2022 the fee is $30.
If you register between April 5 and April 18, the fee is $45.
If you register after April 18, the fee is $45 plus a $3 convenience fee
When is the latest I can register for an audition?
The latest registration date we will accept is April 29, 2022 at 11:59PM.
How do I submit my audition recording?
ALL AUDITIONS FOR 2022-2023 WILL BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
You must be registered in order to receive submission information. We will send you an email with instructions once you register.
What is the deadline to submit my audition recording?
All audition recordings must be submitted by May 4, 2022 at 11:59PM
When will I know my audition results?
If accepted, you will be notified of your ensemble placement by June 10, 2022.
For any questions regarding registration, please contact our Program and Operations Manager at email@example.com.
Step 4 - Review & Prepare
Click to review the audition requirements.(percussionists, see below in red)
Read the preparation document here.
To review the auditions rubric, click here.
For 2022-2023, the solo and scale parts of the rubric are accurate. Please disregard the sight-reading and excerpt portions.
1.prepare two short solo pieces (1-2) min each on two different percussion instruments of your choice
2. prepare one major and one minor scale on a mallet instrument of your choice.
3. play an A on the instrument and then sing the same pitch. The singing doesn’t have to sound nice, it just should be the same pitch.
If you don’t have access to instruments because of COVID-19 restrictions:
1. a demonstration of all rudiments you know on a drum pad
2. find an A from a metronome or an app and sing it (the singing doesn’t have to sound nice, it just should be the same pitch)
For 2022-2023: musicians do not need to prepare an excerpt for any ensemble. Wind and brass players may be asked to prepare a short excerpt following their initial audition. You will be contacted directly if this applies to you.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
The artistic staff is happy to answer any questions and offer suggestions.
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