Auditions for the LAYO 2023-2024 Season will be held on Saturday, May 20, Sunday, May 21, and Sunday, August 20. Auditions are open to all students who have had at least two years of private instruction on their instrument.
LAYO rehearses at the Encino Community Center on Sunday afternoons from 1:30pm to 5:00pm. The health and safety of our students, coaches, staff and the entire LAYO community is of the utmost importance. LAYO has a 100% COVID-19 vaccine mandate in place. All students must submit proof of vaccination prior to their audition. Masks are required for rehearsals.
View entire LAYO 2022-2023 Season calendar here: LAYO 2022-2023 Season Calendar
LAYO auditions are open to advanced and intermediate players who have at least two years of private instrumental instruction. Private instrumental instruction must continue while playing in the orchestra. For the audition each student should prepare:
- A major scale AND a minor scale of the student’s choice, in as many octaves as possible
- All orchestral excerpts provided by LAYO for their instrument
- Students will also be required to sight read.
Auditions excerpts for the May and August auditions will be available in April.
No additional solo piece is required for the audition.
AUDITION FEE We require a $100 audition fee for all new students, which is due at the time of the audition. Audition fee will be applied towards tuition upon acceptance into the orchestra, and fee will be returned if the student is not accepted.Access this link to pay your audition fee now. Pay Audition Fee Online
TUITION Tuition for the 2022-2023 season is $600 per semester or $1150 if paid in full at the beginning of the season, for a savings of $50.
TUITION ASSISTANCE Tuition assistance is available for all students accepted into the orchestra. Email completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition Assistance Application
MUSICIANS HANDBOOK Please take a moment to read the Musician’s Handbook for more information about orchestra membership.