Auditions

2018-19 Orchestra Member Auditions

KYO Fall Auditions
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

KYO Winter Auditions
Saturday, January 5th, 2019
Time TBA

KYO Spring Auditions
Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Time TBA

Auditions may also be scheduled upon request. We are looking for all sections, including strings, winds, brass and percussion.  Contact Ann Millen, Recruitment, Education and Outreach Coordinator, at ann@thekyo.org or (705) 927-0768 to help guide you through the audition process.

Here is the  KYO Audition FAQ (click to download).

Technical requirements of an audition:

  • Two solo pieces of your choice, one slow and melodic and one at a quicker and more technical. An accompanist is not required. You must bring a copy of your music even if you have the work memorized
  • One major and one minor three-octave scale of your choice for string players, one major and one minor two- octave scale for winds and brass
  • Sight-reading
  • Percussionists — please contact us for requirements (includes patterns, variety of instruments to audition on)

The auditioning committee will be listening for:

  • Accurate pitch, rhythm and tempo
  • Secure intonation
  • A love for playing music

(Visit our Members page for full information on registration, including options for financial assistance.)