Audition Information

Auditions for the Spring 2022 semester will be held on Sunday, January 9. We are specifically seeking intermediate and advanced violas, cellos, double basses, bassoons and trombones as well as advanced tubas and intermediate French horns. Please use the form on this page to request an audition.

We plan to hold indoor, full orchestra rehearsals for the Spring 2022 semester to prepare for the Carnegie Hall tour in June 2022. All students who audition and are accepted in January are eligible to register for the tour. More information is available here: Carnegie Hall tour itinerary 

The health and safety of our students, coaches, staff and the entire LAYO community is of the utmost importance, and to that end, we have put in place a vaccine mandate. All students and parents must be vaccinated and submit proof of full vaccination prior to attending the first rehearsal and orientation on Sunday, January 16, 2022. Masks will also be required.  

View entire LAYO 2021-2022 Season calendar here: LAYO 2021-2022 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 student’s choice, in as many octaves as the student can play.
  • Orchestral excerpts provided by LAYO. 

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

Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra Audition Excerpts  
Students interested in being considered for the Ruth Borun Concert Orchestra (intermediate) should prepare the Ruth Borun Concert 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 2021-2022 season is $575 per semester or $1100 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
Tuition Assistance Application

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

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