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. Unless otherwise noted, auditions will be held via Zoom until further notice.

Please email us for any questions regarding the WCYO ensembles or the application and audition process.

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 one season at a time, the WCYO will deliver on our commitment to the young people we serve and remain responsive to the  health mandates, gathering restrictions and facility availability challenges we face. Please contact us at if you have questions or concerns.  We are eager to serve as your community youth orchestra.

Our Fall/Winter Program Highlights  

String Orchestra 

Symphony Orchestra 

Wind Ensemble 

Audition Application Options

Audition Requirements 

Symphony Orchestra Excerpts for 2020-21

Link to Google Drive Document – all instruments

Financial Assistance


Tuition for the Winter Season (January 7, 2021-March 18, 2021 ) is $130 for all ensembles.*
*Due to the COVID-19 Health Crisis, tuition will be billed by season to reflect any adjustments we must make in order to provide programming under these challenging circumstances. Tuition is normally billed annually at a rate of $750 for Symphony Orchestra, and $650 for String Orchestra and Wind Ensemble for a September-June, 3-season schedule.