Audition Details

Audition Dates, Locations, and Directions

2020-21 Audition Dates & Times

All students are required to audition each year to determine placement. Auditions for the 2020-21 season will be held May 7-16, 2020. 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. Students will be able to select an audition time after completing registration.

Please note the audition dates for each instrument below: (note that no auditions will be held on May 10 due to Mother’s Day)

Violin: May 7-9, 11-16

Viola: May 7, 15, 16

Cello: May 9, 11-13, 16

Bass: May 14-15

Flute: May 8-9, 12

Oboe: May 8-9

Clarinet: May 14-15

Bassoon: May 13, 16

Horn: May 13-14, 16

Trumpet: May 11, 15-16

Trombone: May 11, 15-16

Tuba: May 11, 15-16

Percussion: May 15-16

Harp: By appointment only

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


2020-21 Audition Locations

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

Mayflower Church
106 East Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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.

From 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.

From 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, off Idaho Avenue. Enter the building through the south doors.

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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