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
Friday, May 31st to
Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
Times TBA

All auditions take place at All Saints’ Anglican Church
235 Rubidge Street, Peterborough

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.

KYO Audition FAQ, 2019  (read or download)

Technical requirements of an audition:

  • Two solo pieces of your choice — one slow and melodic, and one quicker and more technical. An accompanist is not required. You must bring a copy of your music even if you have the work memorized
  • Sight-reading
  • Strings: one major and one minor three-octave scale of your choice
  • Woodwinds & brass: one major and one minor two-octave scale
  • Percussion: please contact us for requirements (which include patterns and types of instruments for audition)

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.)