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Audition for the 2023-2024 Season


LYO student enrollment in 2022-2023:

8%   grades 1-4

22%   grades 5-7

41%   grades 8-10

22%   grades 11-12 

across 8 LYO ensembles

Our students represented over 80 schools from 16 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana in 2022-2023.


Approximately 1 in 4 students received LYO scholarships toward membership and/or private lessons.


We want YOU to join us for an exciting season of learning and performing a wide variety of music and making new friends! The LYO includes 8 ensembles that serve a wide range of skill levels from beginner to advanced and nearly everything in between.


Only 2 steps are needed to audition:

1 – select two excerpts from the LYO audition packets 

2 – register and pay for your audition (click button below)

2023 Audition Dates

Saturday, August 26, 2023—strings

Sunday, August 27, 2023—winds/brass 

Wednesday, August 30, 2023—West Louisville location

Saturday, September 2, 2023—strings

Sunday, September 3, 2023—winds/brass/strings/percussion

After registering, you will receive an audition date and tentative time by email. Most auditions take place at Louisville Collegiate School.

LYO acceptance rates are high so we encourage you to register to audition! Auditions are essential for placement in the appropriate ensemble. All returning LYO students audition each year. Learn more about the LYO here. 

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STEP 1 - Choose your excerpts 

Most auditions include 2 music excerpts, a scale, and short sight reading. Learn more and access excerpt previews here:


Strings Excerpts

Winds & Brass Excerpts

Percussion Resources

Harp & Piano Excerpts


STEP 2 - Submit Audition Registration Form

Auditions will be scheduled on a rolling basis. We encourage you to register as soon as you know you plan to audition.

Click here to register for auditions. You will be directed to our registration portal.

The Audition Fee is $35

through August 30.

We encourage you to register by August 23.

If the audition fee is a serious financial barrier prohibiting you/your child from auditioning, please reach out directly for assistance at

On August 31, the audition fee increases to $50 due to the work related to last-minute registration, so please don't wait to sign up! 

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