Welcome, prospective members! Thanks for your interest in joining the Wichita Falls Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Open auditions are typically held in January, May, and August. All successful auditions guarantee your chair for the remainder of the current school year.
Our next audition will be held at The Forum, 2120 Speedway on May 2 for the 2021-22 season. Audition music will be posted one month prior to the audition date.
Step one: fill out the audition form by clicking here
The YSO encourages all students to apply regardless of gender, school, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. You will be contacted with details and a specific audition time.
Step two: if you require financial aid, fill out the form by clicking here
You will be contacted with the decision on your financial aid. This application remains confidential to the administrators and will not impact your audition in any way.
Step three: download the music AND the scales for your instrument for the orchestra you wish to audition for. Make sure you read instructions for bowing or for which measures to play.
Step four: practice like heck and show up ready to shine. Scales remain posted year round (because who doesn’t need a little more scale work?) and audition excerpts specific to your orchestra and instrument are available one month prior to audition date.
Students are eligible to audition for the Philharmonic Orchestra if they are no younger than 3rd grade and have a teacher recommendation with their application. Students in 6th grade or older do not need a recommendation.
This is a strings only group. Please note any fingering, position and/or bow markings. You will be asked to play the etudes and scales, and you may be asked to sight-read.
All sections are open for the 2021-22 auditions. New music for the May 2 audition is linked below. Measures to play are marked on the music. The scales remain unchanged and available at all times.
- Philharmonic bass etude
- Philharmonic bass scales
- Philharmonic violin etude
- Philharmonic violin scales
- Philharmonic viola etude
- Philharmonic viola scales
- Philharmonic cello etude
- Philharmonic cello scales
The Symphonic Orchestra will receive applications for students in 6th grade or older.
Members in 11th and 12th grade are also eligible to audition for the Apprenticeship program. Seniors may apply for the Gail Key scholarship.
You will be asked to play the etudes and scales and to sight read. Strings, please note any fingering, position, and/or bow markings.
All sections are open for for the 2021-22 auditions. Music for the May 2 audition is linked below. The scales remain unchanged and available at all times.
- 1st violin etude
- 2nd violin etude
- Violin scales
- Viola etude
- Viola scales
- Cello etude
- Cello scales
- Bass etude
- Bass scales