FCYO Audition Process
STEP 1 – Pick your ensemble
FCYO offers a range of symphonic, string and chamber ensemble programs. The chart below includes ensemble descriptions, repertoire and rehearsal schedules. Please use this chart to guide your selection of ensemble(s)
STEP 2 – Fill out an Application
Click on the link below to fill out the registration form! If you have any troubles with the form, please call or stop by the office and we can help with a hard copy of the form.
STEP 3 – Review and Prepare the requirements and excerpts
Open and print the audition requirements.
- The audition will consist of a prepared piece of the student’s choosing, two scales of the students choosing, and then, depending on the instrument and ensemble auditioning for, 1-3 orchestral excerpts of the conductors choosing.
- All auditions are recorded and reviewed. Strings may change bowing and fingerings with help from your teacher.
- Please remember, you must bring your own music to the audition. Copies of the excerpts will not be available at the audition sites.
Step 4 – Practice!
- Before any FCYO live audition, the student should arrive early and warm-up.
- Warm-up space will be available for live auditions, but students may share space with others for part of the time.
- Parents must be silent in the warm-up area or will be asked to leave.
- The student should plan for a thirty minute warm-up.
- Make sure you have your scales, etude/excerpts (if needed), solo music, pencil, and instrument.
- One copy of your solo piece for the jury is not mandatory, but certainly appreciated.
- No accompanist is required; please do not bring one.
- Once your audition time arrives, be at your audition site and wait for your name to be called.
- The audition is an important time to not only demonstrate your playing skills, but to show good focus, determination, and an excitement to learn.