Auditions

Auditions for the 2019-2020 WYSO season were held June 4 through June 12, 2019. Audition results will be sent via mail the week of June 17, 2019. Please contact us at wyso@wysomusic.org or at (608) 263-3320 with any questions  regarding an audition. 

Join a Tradition of Excellence

Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras has held a vibrant reputation of excellence throughout its 50-plus years of existence. Marvin Rabin instilled strong values of integrity through education and performance, which remain alive today. We’re proud to share this opportunity with the youth of Wisconsin and anticipate your application!

Making the Decision to Audition

The WYSO commitment includes attending Saturday morning rehearsals throughout the school year, performing in several concerts, and possibly missing one or two days of school for in-state school tours. Youth Orchestra members make an even larger commitment due to more concert dates and touring. Discuss the WYSO commitment with your family and how it will impact your school work, family time, friends and other extracurricular activities.

Eligibility requirements and string proficiency levels have been developed in order to ensure the highest quality musical, educational and social setting for all members. Please refer to these guidelines when determining which orchestra most suits your abilities.

Note: WYSO will place you in an orchestra best suited to your ability level. This may not be the orchestra for which you audition.

Eligibility and Proficiency     FAQ's

Audition Preparation

Please click on each button to learn more about what you can expect during the audition and what to prepare. Excerpts were posted April 1, 2019. 

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