2016-2017 ASYO Auditions Announced!

August 27 & 28, 2016

The ASYO announces the following vacancies for the 2016-2017 Season:
Clarinet, Trumpet, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Registration Deadline: Please register by August 27.
Walk-in auditions will be accepted on August 27

Auditions for new Clarinet, Trumpet, Strings members to take place:
August 27th from 10am-3pm at UAB's Hulsey Recital Hall

Auditions for new Percussion members to take place:
August 28th from 2:30-5:30pm at Mountain Brook Junior High School

To register to audition, please complete the online registration (button below) and send the $25 audition registration fee made out to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra by August 17, 2016. Send checks to the following address:

Attn: ASYO Auditions
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
3621 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222

Our office will contact you to schedule your audition time when we have received your application and $25 fee.

Audition Registration


ASYO Audition Requirements
Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass: One or two short solo works or etudes (no accompaniment) demonstrating overall level of playing; all major scales at least two octaves; sight-reading.

Percussion: One solo or etude each on snare drum and timpani; all major scales and sight-reading on mallet instrument.

Auditions will be evaluated on musicality and expression, technical ability, intonation, rhythm, sound quality, and sight-reading skills.

To audition for the 16-17 season, you must be at least 12 years old by September 1, 2016, and no older than 22 years old by June 1, 2017. Exceptions may be possible on a case by case basis.


If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates please contact Erin Dawkins, ASYO Manager, and we will work with you to schedule an alternative audition date.