Auditions

Primary auditions for the three WCYO ensembles, described below, take place in early June.  However, applications for select auditions are accepted on an on-going basis throughout the year.  The application form may be printed and mailed or completed online.  (See Application Options below.)  Please also note the audition requirements for each ensemble.  (See Audition Requirements below.)

Please call the WCYO office at 203-894-8786 or email us for more information on the WCYO ensembles, the application process or with questions regarding auditions.

 

WCYO ENSEMBLES

  • Symphony Orchestra

The WCYO Symphony Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra made up of advanced string, woodwind, brass and percussion musicians ranging in age from 13 to 18 and performing challenging orchestral repertoire.  The Symphony Orchestra rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings during the school year and performs three to four concerts each season.

  • String Ensemble

The WCYO String Ensemble is an intermediate string orchestra for advancing middle and high school musicians.  This group focuses on strengthening the various fundamentals of ensemble performance and comprehensive string instructions, and performs intermediate to advanced level traditional and contemporary repertoire.  The String Ensemble rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings during the school year and performs three to four concerts each season.

  • Wind Ensemble

The WCYO Wind Ensemble is comprised of woodwind, brass and percussion advancing middle and high school musicians.  This group focuses on strengthening the various fundamentals of ensemble performance and skill development, and performs both woodwind choir and concert band repertoire.  The Wind Ensemble rehearses weekly on Thursday evenings during the school year and performs three to four concerts each season.

 

APPLICATION OPTIONS

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

TUITION PAYMENT

Tuition is due upon acceptance into a WCYO ensemble.