Fall Auditions are Ongoing:

- Our season has started, but that doesn't mean auditions are closed! Please note that within 1-2 weeks of a concert, we are unlikely to add new students to the roster, but will recommence auditions immediately after.

- Auditions are currently taking place on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Academy of Children's Theatre (ACT): 

  213 Wellsian Way, Richland, WA 99352

Fall Rehearsals are Ongoing:

- Check the Events & Updates page for the latest rehearsal date

- These are held at the Musician's Launch Pad. 4261 W Van Giesen St, West Richland, WA 99353

- Other events will also be posted on the Youth Orchestra main page

- MCYO Tuition Fees may be completed here

How to Apply for an Audition:

1. Read through the audition information below to start preparing what you need 

2. Continue down to the audition application underneath, or

3. Find a printable application here

   3a. Scan and send all printed applications to Adrienne through shieldsa@midcolumbiasymphony.org

4. Call the Symphony Office ( 509.943.6602 ) or the ACT ( 509.943.6027 ) to schedule an audition time

Audition Information

Youth Symphony Audition Information:  Ages 12+

Be Prepared To:

1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes. This may be a piece you're rehearsing for school or lessons.

2. Play 3-4 two octave major scales to be chosen at the audition -- Strings: Up to 5 sharps and 3 flats -- Winds: Up to 5 flats and 3 sharps

3. Play a short sight reading excerpt

Video applications will defer the sight reading segment until a later date

Cadet Strings Audition Information:  Most Ages

Be Prepared To:

1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes. This may be a piece you're rehearsing for school or lessons.

2. Play 2-3 two octave major scales to be chosen at the audition -- Up to 4 sharps

3. Play a short sight reading excerpt

Video applications will defer the sight reading segment until a later date

Youth Orchestra Auditions

Including Cadet Strings

Musician Information

Parent Information

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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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