Primary auditions for the three WCYO ensembles (described under the Ensembles tab) take place in early June.  However, some fall auditions will be held in late August and early September and applications for select instruments are scheduled throughout the year.  The application form may be completed online or printed and mailed. Upon receipt of the form, an audition will be scheduled. Click the link below for audition requirements for each ensemble.

Please email us for any questions regarding the WCYO ensembles or the application and audition process.  Our staff is currently working from home so our office number is unattended.  We would be happy to speak with you, however, so please email us a phone number and the best time to call if that is your preference.

*  Auditions will be offered for our 2020-2021 Season again in August. Please apply now to get on our schedule.

*The COVID-19 health crisis affects us all.  The WCYO, by its very nature, requires our ensembles to assemble.  By preparing for our 2020-21 season, the WCYO will deliver on our commitment to the young people we serve when health mandates, gathering restrictions and facility availability allow us to safely do so.  We will not bill tuition until we know when we can begin our program in the fall at the professional level expected of the WCYO.  Please contact us at if you have questions or concerns.  We are eager to serve as your community youth orchestra and look forward to when we can be together, in person, again. 

Audition Application Options

Audition Requirements 

Symphony Orchestra Excerpts for 2020-21

Link to Google Drive Document – all instruments

Financial Assistance


Tuition for the season (September-early June) is due in advance of the first rehearsal.
Symphony Orchestra – $750
String Ensemble – $650
Wind Ensemble – $650