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Audition Details

Audition Dates, Locations, and Directions

2019-20 Audition Dates & Times

All students are required to audition each year to determine placement. Second semester-only auditions for new students will be held on Saturday, December 7 for positions where there are openings (see below). Audition dates and times are subject to change. 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.

December 7 Strings Auditions: 9am-3pm
December 7 Winds & Brass Auditions: 10am-12pm
Percussion Auditions: by appointment

Violin: openings in all orchestras except Concertino and Concert Orchestra

Viola: openings in all orchestras

Cello: openings in Philharmonia East, Sinfonia East, Camerata, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, Symphony

Bass: openings in all orchestras

Flute: limited openings in Sinfonia East, Sinfonia West, Camerata, Philharmonic, Symphony

Oboe: limited openings in Sinfonia East, Sinfonia West, Concertino

Clarinet: openings in Sinfonia West, Camerata, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic, Symphony

Bassoon: openings in Sinfonia East, Sinfonia West, Concertino, Concert Orchestra, Symphony

Horn: openings in all full orchestras except Symphony

Trumpet: openings in all full orchestras

Trombone: openings in all full orchestras

Tuba: openings in Sinfonia East, Concertino

Percussion: openings in Sinfonia East, Sinfonia West, Camerata, Concert Orchestra, Philharmonic

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

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December Audition Location

Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419

See the end of this page for detailed directions.

Directions to Audition Locations

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.

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