Audition Information

Auditions for the LAYO 2024 Fall Season will be held on Saturday, May 11 and Saturday, May 18, and again on August 17 and 18, 2024. 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. 

Click here to see the calendar for the 2024/25 Season Calendar.

Audition Requirements

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.

Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra Audition Excerpts:
(Links will be available by end of March 2024)

Students interested in being considered for the Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra (intermediate) should prepare all of the Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra excerpts for their instrument.

Symphony Orchestra Audition Excerpts:
(Links will be available by end of March 2024)

Students interested in being considered for Symphony Orchestra (advanced) should prepare all of the Symphony Orchestra excerpts for their instrument. 

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 2024-2025 season is $750 per semester or $1,400 if paid in full at the beginning of the season, for a savings of $100.

TUITION ASSISTANCE Tuition assistance is available for all students accepted into the orchestra. Email completed form to jlabriola@losangelesyouthorchestra.org
Tuition Assistance Application

MUSICIANS HANDBOOK Please take a moment to read the Musician’s Handbook for more information about orchestra membership. 

Request Audition Appointment

Thank you for your audition request. We will be sending out emails with specific audition dates/times TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the auditions.