Open Auditions for the 2018-2019 Season

GWYOA is pleased to announce Open Auditions for our 2018-2019 season!

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

Please click on the appropriate link for the orchestra you would like to audition for. You will be redirected to the SignupGenius website. If you are not in the correct sign-up, please come back to this page and click on the correct link.

If you are currently a graduating GWYOA member and wish to MOVE UP to the next orchestra,

please click on the orchestra name below to sign-up for an audition for that orchestra on

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm

MOVING UP to Westchester Junior Strings Orchestra

For string players entering grade 7 in September 2018

MOVING UP to Westchester Youth Symphony Orchestra

For string players entering grade 10 in September 2018

If you are NOT currently a GWYOA member and are interested in joining the

Westchester Elementary Strings Orchestra

please click on the orchestra name below to sign-up for an audition for that orchestra on

Monday, May 7, 2018, 5 pm – 8 pm

Westchester Elementary Strings Orchestra

For string players entering grades 4-6 in September 2018

If you are NOT currently a GWYOA member and are interested in joining,

please click on the orchestra name below to sign-up for an audition for that orchestra on

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 8 am – 2 pm

Westchester Elementary Strings Orchestra

For string players entering grades 4-6 in September 2018

Westchester Junior Strings Orchestra

For string players entering grades 7-9 in September 2018

Westchester Youth Symphony Orchestra

For string players entering grades 10-12 in September 2018

For brass, wind and percussion musicians entering grades 9-12 in September 2018

Audition General Information

Scheduling an Audition

If you are a current GWYOA member and are unable to audition on Monday, May 7, 2018, or if you are a NON-GWYOA member and are unable to audition on Saturday, May 12, 2018, please contact auditions@gwyoa.org

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 Student 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

The conductor of the orchestra you auditioned for will notify you of your results. Each orchestra's timeline will be slightly different.

Westchester Elementary Strings results will come in the US Mail, in mid June 2018.