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Our History

Learn more about the history of the Youth Orchestra, where it's been and where it's going.

Our Conductor

Learn more about The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra conductor and her background.

Audition Info

Here you can find all the information you need for auditions for the JSYO.

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The Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra Auditions

2021-2022 Season

We are excited that you want to audition for the Jackson Symphony Youth Orchestra! This year we will be doing virtual auditions  Please read the requirements for auditioning closely, and email gshaw@thejacksonsymphony.org with any questions you might have!

 

Instructions:

  1. Please go to thejacksonsymphony.org website and fill out an audition form. You will be sent a confirmation email that contains the excerpts required.

  2. Record your virtual audition. Make sure you and your instrument are visible at all times. Record all three sections in three different video clips. (Sections listed below)

  3. Email virtual audition videos with your name and instrument to JSYOrchestra@gmail.com. Multiple emails might be necessary to send videos due to file size.

  4. All virtual submissions will be accepted from May 1, 2021-May 8, 2021. Please make sure you have time to upload and send your videos.

 

String requirements:

  1. Major Scales: Concert A, B, Eb, Db.

  2. Have a two minute solo or etude prepared that you feel demonstrates your current ability and level of playing.

  3. Perform an entire excerpt for your instrument. Excerpt found of thejacksonsymphony.org.

 

Woodwinds and Brass requirements:

  1. Major Scales: Concert A, B, Eb, Db.

  2. Have a two minute solo or etude prepared that you feel demonstrates your current ability and level of playing.

  3. Perform entire excerpt for your instrument. Excerpt found of thejacksonsymphony.org.

 

Percussion requirements:

  1. Perform a two minute solo on the marimba or snare.

  2. You will be required to perform the linked excerpt on timpani.