GTCYS Winter Auditions: December 12
All students are required to audition each year. The main auditions take place in May and June. The next available audition is on Saturday, December 12, starting at 9am. This audition is open only to students not currently enrolled in GTCYS.
Violin: All orchestras
Viola: All orchestras
Cello: All orchestras except Philharmonic
Bass: All orchestras
Flute: Limited openings in Camerata, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony
Oboe: All orchestras
Clarinet: Limited openings in all orchestras except Concert Orchestra
Bassoon: All orchestras
Horn: All orchestras
Trumpet: All orchestras except Philharmonic
Trombone: All orchestras
Tuba: All orchestras
Percussion: All orchestras
Audition registration is available online. Audition slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Your confirmation email will include your scheduled audition time, within one week of registering for an audition. If you have any questions, please review Audition FAQs and Resources or contact GTCYS’ program assistant Sarah Cooke.
GTCYS provides a rigorous and inspiring year-round youth orchestra experiences for young musicians of all ages and abilities, and aids in their development as young artists and adults. Under the dynamic leadership of Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith, more than 850 students ages 8-18 from across the Twin Cities region now play in GTCYS’ academic-year orchestras and two summer programs. Beginning to advanced students excel musically and socially through inspiring rehearsals with the best artistic staff, unique performance opportunities, and engaging social activities. Due to increased demand for GTCYS’ enriching programs, we recently expanded our year-round programs to serve more students in deeper ways. Explore our website to learn more about our Summer Orchestras, String Orchestra Camp, and 2015-16 Auditions!
GTCYS is proud to be part of the Music Makes Us Whole initiative which advocates the importance of a rich music education for every child. Visit www.musicmakesuswhole.org for resources and social media links, and please get involved. Your voice matters!