Auditions for the 2024-2025 Season Are Now Open!

Auditions for entrance into the youth orchestras will be held April 20, April 27-28, and May 4-5, 2024. Members are accepted by audition only. All current members must re-audition for the following year. Returning DPYO members need to fill out the online application and the process of auditions will be announced in DPYO rehearsal and completed by uploading an audition video. Returning DPJS and DPYS members will need to re-apply and re-audition.

Applicants must be a member of their school band or orchestra playing the same instrument as is played in the Youth Orchestra. Exceptions are made for home school students, pianists and harpists, and students from schools where there are no such music groups.

How to Apply

  1. Review the eligibility requirements down below, rehearsal and performance commitments, and tuition expectations in the 2024 Audition Brochure.
  2. Complete the online application and register for your audition time down below.
    • We will do our best to hear every interested, so please email us with any questions!
  3. For DPYO auditions once slots have been completely filled, please complete the online application and contact Dr. Reynolds at [email protected] directly to arrange an audition time.
  4. For DPJS and DPYS auditions once slots have been completely filled, please complete the online application and contact Melissa McCoy at [email protected].
  5. Audition results will be communicated in June 2024.

2024 Audition Dates

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (DPYO)

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Strings (DPYS)

Dayton Philharmonic Junior Strings (DPJS)

DPYO/DPYS Double Audition Dates

DPYS/DPJS Double Audition Dates

Double auditions are available for string students who are unsure about which orchestra would be the best fit. This audition is in front of both conductors; they will determine which orchestra will best suit that student’s needs and ability. Students can only be a member of one orchestra as all orchestras rehearse on Sunday afternoons. Please consult your private teacher or contact Melissa McCoy, Engagement Programs Manager, to determine if a double audition is right for you.

Eligibility Requirements

Click the link below to view the Eligibility Requirements.

Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestras – Eligibility Requirements 2024 – 2025