Fall Auditions

2022-2023 Fall Auditions for the  MCYO

will be at the Academy of Children's Theater, 213 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA, on:


September 8     3:30pm-7:30pm

September 9     3:30pm-7:30pm

September 10  10:00am-2:00pm, 3:30pm-7:30pm

September 12    3:30pm-6:00pm


To sign up, fill out the Audition Application (see below) 

Email Christine McKinnon at parentchair@midcolumbiasymphony.org with any questions.

*Auditions for Fall term can also be made by appointment or submitted by video until October 20, 2022


Because we are utilizing ACT facilities we are following ACT’s onsite COVID guidelines. They can be found on the ACT website. In addition we closely follow school, CDC, and state recommendations. With the indoor mask mandate ending, masks are now optional except for music rehearsal that requires singing or wind instruments.  We ask those with any symptoms to stay at home, and those who have experienced direct exposure to stay home until they receive a negative test.

As the school year approaches, many of the above policies may be revised.

Youth Orchestra Auditions

Including Cadet Strings

Musician Information

Parent Information


MCYS members are required to participate in school band or orchestra where available. If unavailable, they will need to submit a “School Participation Exemption Form” signed by their director or private teacher. If this is the case, enter N/A or Unavailable for this and the next item.

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Audition Application
Audition Information

Youth Symphony Audition Information:  Ages 12+

Be Prepared To:

1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes. 

2. Play 3 two-octave major scales

(Strings: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 flats,

Woodwinds & Brass: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 sharps)

3. Play a short sight reading excerpt

Cadet Strings Audition Information:  Most Ages

Be Prepared To:

1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 1 minute. 

2. Play 3 one-octave major scales of your choosing. 

3. Play a short sight reading excerpt

Contact Us

Mid-Columbia Symphony Office

MacHunter Building

1177 Jadwin Avenue, Suite 103

Richland, WA 99352

Office Hours

Monday-Thursday 10:00 - 2:00

Our 2022-2023 Season concert programs will be:

*​*September 11th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Molly Joyce Fresh    

Augusta Holmes Irlande

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

**Date changed due to conflict with the MCAF Donor Appreciation event the evening of Sep 10th

October 29th—Saturday @ 7:30pm —Richland High School Auditorium

Beethoven Coriolan Overture    

Gounod Funeral March of A Marionette

Galindo Sones de Mariachi

Lloyd Webber Selections from Phantom of the Opera

Arturo Marquez Conga del Fuego Neuvo   

John Williams Suite from 'Jaws'

Arnold Tam O'Shanter    

Crawford Andante for Strings    

Liadov Enchanted Lake

February 5th—Sunday @ 3:30pm —

Ellen Taafe Zwillich Concerto Grosso 1985

Alvin Part Adam's Lament

Vaughn Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Respighi Suite of Ancient Dances and Airs #2


March 18th  and 19th–Saturday@7:30pm & Sunday@3:30pm — Richland High School Auditorium

Tan Dun Overture: Dragon and Phoenix

Grieg Peer Gynt Suite #1

Mary D. Watkins Once Upon A Time

Dukas Sorcerer's Apprentice

Ravel Mother Goose Suite

John Williams Suite from 'Superman'


June 3—Saturday @ 7:30pm—

Schubert Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'    

Michael Torke Book of Proverbs

and Young Artist Competition Winners!