Audition for the 2022-2023 Season

STATS AT A GLANCE

LYO student enrollment in 2021-2022:

21%   grades 1-7

47%   grades 8-10

30%   grades 11-12

across seven LYO ensembles

Our students represented 76 schools from 13 counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana in 2021-2022.

 

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

The LYO is still accepting a limited number of late auditions based on instrumentation. You are welcome to fill out Step 2 below but please reach out directly before submitting any payment.

We want YOU to join us for an exciting season of learning, performing, 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 3 steps are needed to audition:

1 - select two excerpts from the audition packets

2 - submit Audition Registration Form below 

3 - pay Audition Fee

Our 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. In Sept/Oct, membership fees will be then be due.

After registering, you'll receive an audition date and tentative time by email. They will also be posted at the link below when finalized. Most auditions will take place at Louisville Collegiate School this year. Dates include:

Saturday, August 27—strings

Sunday, August 28—winds/brass 

Tuesday, August 30—West Louisville location at Central High School, all instruments

Saturday, September 3—strings

Sunday, September 4—winds/brass/strings/percussion

 

Questions? Contact auditions@lyo.org or 502-896-1851.

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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

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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.

Note for families with auditioning siblings: entries are saved between sessions on the same computer.

The Audition Fee is $35

through September 1.

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

After September 1, the audition fee increases to $50 due to the work related to last-minute registration, so please don't wait to sign up! 

Scholarships
   
Generous need-based scholarships are available to assist with the cost of membership and private music instruction.

To apply for a need-based scholarship, submit an LYO Scholarship Application

between September 5-20.

Master Artists
   
The Master Artists Chamber Players program is by special audition and is designed for advanced LYO students to develop chamber music skills. Master Artists students benefit from coaching sessions by professional musicians from NouLou Chamber Players.

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STEP 3 - Pay Audition Fee

Audition fees should be paid the same day as Audition Registration Forms are submitted. Thank you!

Pay by card via the link below using Square.      LYO Privacy Policy

 

Late Audition Fee (Sept 2 or later) - $50

or pay by check

Checks payable to the Louisville Youth Orchestra can be mailed to:

Louisville Youth Orchestra

P.O. Box 997

Louisville, KY 40201-0997

(Please indicate "audition fee" and the student's name.)

To submit payment by cash instead, please contact the LYO directly. 

The Audition Fee is $35

through September 1.

 

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

After September 1, the audition fee increases to $50 due to the work related to last-minute registration, so please don't wait to sign up!