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Scherzo Orchestra Auditions Are as Easy as 1-2-3

Welcome! We are delighted you want to be a part of the MYSO Scherzo Orchestra.

Auditions are currently open. Auditions are typically held in late summer around July for the fall season and in November for the spring season. 

Auditions are to include:

  • a short music selection of your choice

  • a scale.


Auditions are to be recorded via video and uploaded to YouTube


Piano accompaniment is not necessary nor is a professional video. Video recorded with a smartphone is good enough. Just make sure you're in a quiet room with no distractions such as a TV, conversation, or a ringing phone. Make sure you face the camera to show your bowing.


Record 2-4 minutes of your best playing and include a scale. That's it! Our conductors will review each submission and determine orchestra placement. Orchestra placements will be emailed to the email address you provide at the time of your registration. Please note that MYSO employs a rotating chair system and chair placements will be assigned during the season.


Record a few minutes of your best playing and a scale in one take. You may play any complete piece, concerto, etude, etc. with or without piano accompaniment.​

You may use any prior seasons' repertoire as a guide in choosing an audition selection, but there is no expectation to play the exact selection. Use the prior seasons' repertoire as a gauge to the level of play expected at each orchestra level. Click the button below to find a list of previous MYSO repertoire.


Upload your video to YouTube. You will need to establish a new YouTube account if you don't already have one. Sign up is free and easy. Click the button below to go to YouTube.

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