Please note: OPYO requires its students to participate in their school orchestra or band when such programs exist. The name, email and phone number of the musician’s school music director is required to be listed on the application. All students must register each season, whether new or returning members.
Audition Requirements: Musicians auditioning for ANDANTE:
One-octave major or minor scale of your choice.
A solo excerpt that demonstrates your best playing (3 minutes or less) or orchestra music you are currently playing in your school ensemble (3 minutes or less).
Musicians auditioning for PRESTO:
Two-octave scale of your choice
A solo excerpt that demonstrates your best playing (3 minutes or less)or orchestra music you are currently playing in your school ensemble (3 minutes or less).
Musicians auditioning for YOUTH SYMPHONY OF THE OZARKS:
Strings: A three-Octave scale of your choice.
Strings: A solo excerpt that demonstrates your best playing. (3 minutes or less)
For woodwind, brass, and percussion: A solo excerpt that demonstrates your best playing. (3 minutes or less)
Who needs to audition?
ALL musicians NEW to OPYO.
ALL members who DID NOT participate the last season.
Returning OPYO members who wish to move up to a more advanced ensemble. (Andante to Presto or Presto to YSO.)
All winds and percussion (Fall Semester Only).
I can't make the live audition times. Can I audition after the posted dates and times? Yes, however live auditions are preferred. Late auditions are contingent on ensemble space and conductor approval. Please complete the registration above and email a video of the audition requirements for your targeted ensemble to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Audition videos must be continuous, unedited, and include all scales and excerpts. After review, an OPYO conductor will contact you with results and further information.
The Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Dan Mays, Music Director & YSO Conductor Jerry Lane & Greta Lane, Presto Conductors Krista Mays, Andante Conductor anne mclaughlin, OPYO Manager