Audition Details

Audition Dates, Location, and Directions

2018-19 Audition Dates & Times

All students are required to audition each year to determine placement. Spring auditions for the 2018-19 season will be held May 30-June 5. This year we have added a NEW east metro audition location! Auditions will be held at Mayflower Church in Minneapolis, Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in St. Paul, and Good Samaritan Church in Edina. Percussion auditions will be held at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. Please see specific dates, times, and locations for each instrument as listed below.

Audition slots are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have any questions, please contact GTCYS’ Program Assistant Katie Heilman.

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Violin

Wednesday, May 30: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Thursday, May 31: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Friday, June 1: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-9:00pm at Mayflower Church and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Monday, June 4: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Good Samaritan Church
Tuesday, June 5: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church

Viola

Thursday, May 31: 4:30pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-4:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-6:00pm at Mayflower Church

Cello

Wednesday, May 30: 5:30pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Thursday, May 31: 4:00pm-9:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Friday, June 1: 4:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Monday, June 4: 4:00pm-9:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

Bass

Thursday, May 31: 6:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-11:00am at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Monday, June 4: 6:00pm-9:00pm at Good Samaritan Church

Flute

Friday, June 1: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Monday, June 4: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

Oboe

Wednesday, May 30: 7:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Friday, June 1: 7:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-4:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

Clarinet

Thursday, May 31: 6:00pm-9:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-9:00pm at Mayflower Church

Bassoon

Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-6:00pm at Mayflower Church

Brass (Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba)

Saturday, June 2: 9:00am-5:00pm at Mayflower Church
Sunday, June 3: 2:00pm-9:00pm at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
Monday, June 4: 3:00pm-9:00pm at Good Samaritan Church

Percussion 

Friday, June 1: 4:00pm-8:00pm at MacPhail Center for Music
Sunday, June 3: 1:00pm-5:00pm at MacPhail Center for Music

Harp – please contact the GTCYS office


Audition Location (Strings, Woodwinds, Brass)

West Metro:
Mayflower Church
106 Diamond Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Good Samaritan Church
5730 Grove Street
Edina, MN 55436

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

*Percussion auditions are located at MacPhail Center for Music, 501 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, MN 55401. See the end of this page for detailed directions.

Directions to Audition Locations

Mayflower Church

I-35W Southbound: Take I-35W south to Diamond Lake Road Exit. Stay straight onto Stevens Avenue. 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

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.

Park in the upper lot and enter through the double doors.

Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church

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.

MacPhail Center for Music (percussion only)

MacPhail Center for Music
501 S 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401

I-35W Southbound: Take 1-35W south to S Washington Avenue. Take exit 17C for Washington Avenue. Use the right lane to turn right onto S Washington Avenue. In two blocks, turn right onto 11th Avenue S. Take the first left onto S 2nd Street. In less than six blocks, MacPhail will be on your left.

I-35W Northbound: Take I-35W north using the left two lanes and follow signs for Downtown. Use the left two lanes to continue on MN-65. Continue onto 5th Avenue S. In less than one mile, turn right onto S 2nd Street. MacPhail is on your right.

A variety of parking lots are available around MacPhail. See their website for more information or review their suggested parking lots.

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