Auditions for will be held on Sunday 6 December - the registration form will be available on this page nearer the time. A digital audition may be submitted by those who are unable to audition on the day. We are always pleased to hear from talented young musicians who are keen to develop orchestral playing skills. The orchestra caters for young people in the age range, although exceptions to the age range will be made in certain circumstances. An audition will comprise a short piece of your own choice plus several orchestral excerpts which we will provide in advance. A recorded audition will be accepted where necessary. We are a volunteer organisation and work hard to minimise costs, but our purpose is to provide excellent training in orchestral playing for young musicians and that necessarily involves some significant costs such as rehearsal venue hire, professional coaching, music, storage etc. The orchestra relies on concert proceeds, interest, donations and grants to cover the difference. Skip to content Auditions for will be held on Sunday 6 December - the registration form will be available on this page nearer the time. AYO has a piccolo, a cor anglais and A clarinets available for wind players as required.
All applicants are offered an audition. During this audition, applicants must perform a set of AYO orchestral excerpts , and a short piece of their choosing. Once you have submitted your application, you will have immediate access to the audition excerpts.
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Q: What is the age limit of auditioning for the Orchestra? Q: Is there a quota for musicians in each country to participate in the Orchestra? A: No, there are no quotas. Every musician from every Asian country has an equal opportunity to participate in AYO. Q: When and where do the auditions take place? A: Auditions are held each year from January to March. For specific dates and venues in your country, please contact your local representative. Q: How do I apply for the auditions?