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ASYO Auditions

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Joint Youth Orchestra Auditions

Saturday, May 11 from 9am-3pm at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Offices

3621 6th Ave S, Birmingham AL, 35222

Audition for the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Music Opportunity Program’s Alabama Youth Symphony! Auditions are open to students ages 12-22. 

Open auditions for: Violin-Viola-Cello-Bass-Flute-Oboe-Clarinet-Bassoon-French Horn-Trumpet-Trombone-Tuba -Percussion*

*Percussion auditions will take place on May 12 at Mountain Brook Junior High School 

Audition Requirements

Strings

  • 2 contrasting solo pieces or etudes
  • Major scales in 3 octaves up to four sharps and four flats (judges will choose 2)
  • Sight Reading

Winds

  • 2 contrasting solo pieces or etudes
  • All 12 major scales in 2 octaves (judges will choose 2)
  • Sight Reading

Percussion*

  • 1 solo piece or etude each on snare and mallet instrument
  • All 12 major scales on mallet instrument (judges will choose 2)
  • Sight Reading on mallet instrument

*Percussion auditions will take place on May 12 at Mountain Brook Junior High School 

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Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra

The official youth orchestra of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra is made up of 68 students ages 12-22 representing 8 Alabama counties and 23 schools. Members of the ASYO work regularly in sectionals with the ASO’s full-time professional musicians and perform on stage with them at the annual Side by Side concert. 

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Alabama Youth Symphony

Under the umbrella of the Music Opportunity Program, the Alabama Youth Symphony provides student instrumentalists with training and experience playing in a full symphony orchestra. Members of the AYS are encouraged to audition for the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra when appropriate. 

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All auditions include a $25 Audition Registration Fee. Please make sure that you understand all policies outlined in the ASYO Handbook before registering to audition.

Audition Registration

Please review the ASYO Handbook before registering to audition. If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates, please contact Erin O'Brien, Education Operations Manager, at 205.314.6955, or via email and we will work with you to schedule an alternate audition date.

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