Open Auditions for the 2020-2021 Season

We welcome NEW musicians and current members MOVING UP to audition to participate in another exciting season of inspiring music!

Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, May 2, 2020, from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

and

Monday, May 4, 2020, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration for auditions will open the first week of April 2020. Please check back here for links to register for an audition.

Please see below for audition details :

If you are NOT currently a GWYOA member and are interested in joining the Westchester Elementary Strings, Westchester Junior Strings, or Westchester Youth Symphony, your audition will be held on:

Saturday, May 2, 2020, 8 am – 2 pm


If you are NOT currently a GWYOA member and are interested in joining the Westchester Elementary Strings, your audition will be held on:

Monday, May 4, 2020, 5 pm – 8 pm


If you are currently a graduating GWYOA member and wish to MOVE UP to Junior Strings or Youth Symphony, your audition will be held on:

Monday, May 4, 2020, 5 pm – 8 pm


Please note:

If you are a current GWYOA musician and are not MOVING UP to the next orchestra (ES grade 7 in September 2020, JS grade 10 in September 2020), you do not need to audition for the 2020-2021 season.

Auditions are by grade only.

Westchester Elementary Strings - For string players entering grades 4-6 in September 2020

Westchester Junior Strings - For string players entering grades 7-9 in September 2020

Westchester Youth Symphony - For string players entering grades 10-12 in September 2020, and for brass, wind and percussion musicians entering grades 9-12 in September 2020

Preparing for Your Audition:

Please come prepared to play scales you have mastered, as well as a polished piece that best demonstrates your present skill level. You will also be asked to sight-read. For longer pieces, excerpts will be heard rather than the entire work.

What to Expect on Audition Day:

You should expect a reminder email automatically generated by Signup Genius 3 days prior to your scheduled audition.

All auditions held at: Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Building

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to unpack and warm up.

Please give the registered Musician name at the check-in desk.

We will attempt to keep to the time selected. Walk-ins will be accommodated after those who have registered. There could be a substantial wait for those who have not registered.

Audition Results:

Conductors of the orchestra you auditioned for will notify you of your results. Letters (snail mail) are sent out by the Westchester Elementary Strings and Westchester Junior Strings conductors. Results emails are sent out by the Westchester Youth Symphony conductors. Because the conductors results are based on the number of auditions per instrument and how they plan to put together their orchestra sections, the results are sent on a rolling basis. You may receive results as early as mid May, to as late as the end of June. If you have not received results by July 1st, please inquire about your status at auditions@gwyoa.org.