Audition Information

Auditions for the 2020-2021 season, which includes a tour to NYC to perform at legendary Carnegie Hall in June 2021, will be held via Zoom on Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16, 2020. Please use the form below to request your appointment.

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.
  • An orchestral excerpt 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.

In addition, each student will be asked to sight-read. No additional solo piece is required for the audition.

We require a $100 audition fee, 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. 

Tuition is $575 per semester and tuition assistance is available. Please email laura.kay.swanson@gmail.com for more information about our tuition assistance program.

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

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