How to Join
New Member Audition Application
Musicians ages 6 to 18 are invited to make an audition appointment with GSYO. Individual audition appointments are made year-round, based upon openings in the program. Candidates must study with a private teacher, and have had at least one year of lessons to be considered for placement.
Before you apply for an audition:
- Carefully read the requirements that are posted for each orchestra and ensemble, and prepare your audition accordingly. Auditions will be held on a rolling basis as faculty schedules permit.
- Auditions will be heard for the Summer Conservatory regardless of openings in the regular season program.
- There is a $25.00 audition fee due when you fill out the application. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. You will not receive an appointment until this fee is received.
- If you have any questions, please review the FAQ.
- Interested in the Senior Symphony Orchestra? Please note the following: Musicians who are accepted to the Senior Symphony for 2018-19 must attend the Annual Retreat (Aug. 5-10, 2018) at UC Santa Cruz, and the International Tour, June 26-July 7, 2019.
- All applicants will be notified of the results of their audition by e-mail. Placement decisions of the conducting staff are final and non-appealable. If accepted into one of the orchestras, students will be sent enrollment information including information on annual season fees.
- All orchestra members are encouraged to participate in school music programs when such programs exist. By participating in a school music program, you benefit by playing every day, becoming a better sight-reader, and playing an important part in helping to build meaningful music programs in your schools and communities.
Please check back in December for the 2019 Open House dates.
CURRENT GSYO MEMBERS
Apply for a promotion audition (you must have your GSYO log-in information to access).