Primary auditions for the three WCYO ensembles (described under the Ensembles tab) take place in early June.  Fall auditions are held in late August and early September and applications for select instruments are scheduled throughout the year.  Since many families are adjusting back to a more active schedule, and we are seeking musicians – we are offering another round of auditions in November for musicians to join us in time for our Winter and Spring Seasons.   

The application form may be completed online or printed. Upon receipt of the form and non-refundable application fee of $40, an audition will be scheduled.


After reviewing the guide, please contact us via  email with any questions regarding the WCYO ensembles or the application and audition process.

Click the link below to apply, review the audition requirements for each ensemble, or apply for financial assistance.  We suggest you review the audition requirements with your private teacher.  

Audition Application Options 

Audition Requirements  

Financial Assistance

WCYO rehearsals are held on Thursdays in Ridgefield, CT.  Click here to review our schedule for 2022-2023.

Tuition is 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.
The COVID-19 health crisis affects us all.  WCYO, by its very nature, requires our ensembles to assemble.  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 youth orchestra.