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Application & Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in applying and auditioning for the

2023-2024 season of the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra!

All applications & auditions are due by Monday, May 22, 2023.

In order to be considered for placement in an FWYO ensemble during the 2023-24 season, all applicants must submit the online application, which will include an application fee and audition video recording.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

Current members should log into their primary guardian account, and new applicants should click "SIGN UP" to create a new account.

Audition requirements for each ensemble can be found below!

 

Auditions for the FWYO are done via recorded video. Recordings must be video to verify the identity of the applicant. The applicant's entire upper body must be visible for judges to accurately place students. Please state or display your name before playing. Submitted auditions can be in .mp4, .mov, or .wmv format. We also recommend using a high quality phone or camera in a quiet room.

Please note, auditions may result in the applicant being considered for placement in another ensemble, but only one audition is needed.

If your audition is not accepted for placement in your first choice ensemble, your submission will flow into consideration for your second & third choice ensembles, as indicated in your application.

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Questions? Email orchestra@fwyo.org or call 817.923.3121 x12

THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Rehearses Sundays, 5:30-8:30PM, beginning in August.

Auditions accepted for the following instruments:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, Harp, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Please note, all YO auditions qualify applicants to be considered for placement in PHIL, WE, SO, or JSO (depending on the instrument).

PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Rehearses Sundays, 3:00-5:15PM, beginning in August.

Auditions accepted for the following instruments:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone,

Tuba, Percussion, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Please note, all PHIL auditions qualify applicants to be considered for placement in WE, SO, or JSO (depending on the instrument).

*Errata

• In m. 7 of the first cello excerpt, the indicated bowing should be an up-bow, not down. This has been corrected in the posted audition packet.

WIND ENSEMBLE

Rehearses Sundays, 12:45-2:45PM, beginning in November.

Auditions accepted for the following instruments:

Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bassoon,

Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, French Horn, Trumpet,

Trombone, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Bass

Please note, all YO & PHIL auditions qualify applicants to be considered for placement in WE (depending on the instrument).

WE-only Audition Requirements:

• All 12 major scales

• 30 seconds each of:

a) One technical selection of your choice

b) One lyrical selection of your choice

Selections can be from etudes, excerpts, or solo repertoire.

STRING ORCHESTRA

Rehearses Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30PM, beginning in August.

Auditions accepted for the following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Please note, all SO auditions also qualify applicants

to be considered for placement in JSO.

Jr. STRING ORCHESTRA

Rehearses Mondays, 6:00-7:15PM, beginning in August.

Auditions accepted for the following instruments:

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Questions? Email orchestra@fwyo.org or call 817.923.3121 x12

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