Audition Details

Audition Dates, Locations, and Directions

2019-20 Audition Dates & Times

All students are required to audition each year to determine placement. 2019-20 August auditions for orchestra openings will take place on Saturday, August 24. Audition dates and times are subject to change. Please note that students do not need to audition at the geographic location where they wish to be placed in order to be considered for a West Metro or East Metro orchestra.

August audition registration is open! Please note the instrument openings in each orchestra as listed below. Register for an audition »

Violins: openings in Philharmonia East, Sinfonia East, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, and Symphony

Violas: openings in Philharmonia East & West, Sinfonia East & West, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony

Cellos: openings in Philharmonia East, Sinfonia East, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, and Symphony

Basses: openings in all orchestras except Sinfonia West

Flutes: openings in Sinfonia East and Philharmonic only

Oboes: openings in Sinfonia East & West only

Clarinets: openings in Concert Orchestra only

Bassoons: openings in Sinfonia East & West and Concertino only

Horns: openings in Sinfonia East & West only

Trumpets: openings in Sinfonia East & West, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, and Symphony

Trombones: openings in Sinfonia East & West, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, and Symphony

Tubas: openings in Sinfonia East and Concertino only

Percussion: openings in Sinfonia East & West, Concertino, Camerata, and Concert Orchestra

Harp: please contact the GTCYS office for more information

If you have any questions, please contact GTCYS’ Program Assistant Katie Heilman.


Audition Locations – August 24 auditions will take place at Mayflower Church only

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
1669 Arcade Street
St. Paul, MN 55106

Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Good Samaritan Church (Percussion only)
5730 Grove St
Edina, MN 55436

See the end of this page for detailed directions.

Directions to Audition Locations

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, 1669 Arcade Street, St. Paul

The church is located on Arcade Street just south of Larpenteur Avenue. The main entrance is on the south side of the church, off Idaho Avenue.

694 or 36 (either direction): Go south on Hwy. 61, which turns into Arcade Street. Take a right on Idaho Avenue, the church will be on your right.

I-35E (either direction): Take exit 110A and go east on Larpenteur until it intersects with Arcade. Take a right on Arcade and the first right onto Idaho Avenue, the church will be on your right.

The church has free parking available on the south side of the church.

Mayflower Church, 106 E. Diamond Lake Road, Minneapolis

The church is centrally located at the northwest intersection of I-35W and Diamond Lake Road in Minneapolis.

I-35W Southbound: Take I-35W south to Diamond Lake Road Exit. Turn right (west) onto Diamond Lake Road. Church is on the right.

I-35W Northbound: Take I-35W north to Diamond Lake Road Exit. Turn left (west) onto Diamond Lake Road. Cross the bridge over I-35W. Church is on the right.

Free parking is available in the church lot (accessible from Diamond Lake Road) and on nearby residential streets.

Good Samaritan Church, 5730 Grove Street, Edina (percussion only)

From Highway 62 : Take Highway 62 (from either direction) and take the Tracy Avenue exit. Go north on Tracy Avenue. After passing Benton Avenue, take a left (heading west) onto Grove Street and proceed until you see the church on your right.

From the north:  Drive south on Highway 100 to the Vernon Avenue Exit. Follow Vernon Avenue west as it winds around. Turn left (south) on Tracy Avenue. Take a right (heading west) onto Grove Street and proceed until you see the church on your right.

Parking: Park in the upper lot and enter through the double doors. Rehearsals are in the Fellowship Hall on the left.

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