Become a member of the Youth Orchestras! Interested musicians who wish to join the Youth Orchestras may use the links below to review the audition materials for their instrument and the ensemble descriptions to determine which group may be best. Please contact Youth Orchestras and Education Programs Manager Jackie Mitra at email@example.com for questions regarding auditions.
If you miss our scheduled auditions and would like to audition for ISYO at any time during the season, please contact Youth Orchestras Program Manager Jackie Mitra at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an individual audition.
Auditions for the 2023-2024 season of ISYO will take place at The Grant Conservatory of Music and Dance in Springfield on the following dates:
Thursday, May 11, 2023 - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Sunday, May 14, 2023 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 5:50 - 7:00 pm
ISYO May Auditions Sign-Up: ISYO May 2023 Auditions
*Please note: These auditions are for musicians who will be new to ISYO in 2023-2024 or are current ISYO musicians who would like to audition to move up to a higher ensemble.
We will hold additional ISYO musician auditions in August of 2023. The August ISYO Auditions Sign-Up will be posted in the Summer of 2023!
The ISYO Symphony Orchestra (SO) is a full orchestra composed of strings, winds, percussion, piano, and harp. Members will perform a diverse cross-section of orchestral repertoire. SO members are encouraged to take private lessons and are expected to spend time practicing their instrument daily. Ensemble skills and advanced techniques will be a priority of this ensemble and encourage artistic expression through various performance opportunities.
ISYO Symphony Orchestra Audition Packets
Strings & Keyboard Audition Packet Woodwinds Audition Packet Brass & Percussion Audition Packet
The ISYO Concert Orchestra (CO) is presently a string orchestra but aims to develop into a second full orchestra over the upcoming seasons. String students should have mastered all the skills presented in the Sound Innovations for String Orchestra: Book 2 or Essential Elements for Strings: Book 2. CO members are encouraged to take private lessons and are expected to spend time practicing their instrument daily. New ensemble and technical skills will be developed through a method book review and high-quality repertoire.
ISYO Concert Orchestra Audition Packets
Strings & Keyboard Audition Packet
The ISYO Preparatory Orchestra (PO) is a string orchestra for musicians who have mastered all the skills presented in Sound Innovations for String Orchestra: Book 1 or Essential Elements for Strings: Book 1. PO members are encouraged to take private lessons and are expected to spend time practicing their instruments daily. Ensemble skills will be developed, in addition to proper string technique, through a level 2 method book and high-quality repertoire.