Requirements

Auditions for the 2020-2021 Season are postponed for now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A date for auditions will be posted as soon as possible.
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We encourage you to fill out the Audition Application. You may choose to hold off on audition fee payment until an audition date is available.

YOL ORCHESTRAS

Prelude String Orchestra: Designed for beginning to intermediate string players, this orchestra serves musicians in their first few years of development by fine-tuning their performance technique in order to prepare them for participation in the YOL Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras. There is no lower age limit for this orchestra, however the student must be able to read music and be attentive for rehearsals.

Philharmonic Orchestra: Designed for the intermediate to advanced string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. This is a full orchestra, playing exciting and innovative repertoire, while receiving the necessary intensive training designed to prepare them for membership in the YOL Symphony Orchestra.

Symphony Orchestra: Designed for the more advanced players on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Students are chosen on the basis of an annual audition that includes excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire. The Symphony Orchestra performs music drawn from the standard professional concert literature as well as newly composed works. The orchestra (in addition to the two major concerts per year) is invited to participate (along with alumni and area professional musicians) in the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Concert and holds an annual concerto competition for its members. The YOL Concerto Competition winner performs with the orchestra on the Spring concert.

To Audition you need:

Scales are required for ALL orchestras.

Prelude
Students are required to perform a solo piece (Suzuki or other).

Philharmonic
-One 1-minute excerpt of an étude that effectively demonstrates student’s ability
-Sight reading portion.

Symphony
-Two 1-minute contrasting étude excerpts.
-Sight reading portion.

Please call 806-370-0015 if you have a conflict with the audition dates

ALL ORCHESTRAS
STRINGS: TBA

PHILHARMONIC AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS
WINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION: TBA

Be sure to fill out the online form by clicking here.

Check your schedule for conflicts. YOL meets on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:30 p.m.

The YOL requires a commitment from the students, so that our orchestras can sound their best – Remember – Every student matters! Every note counts!

AUDITION FEE: $30.00 (Non Refundable).
PAYPAL, CASH OR CHECK (payable to Youth Orchestras of Lubbock)

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