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Audition Information
Audition Dates for Season 2014-2015

*Venue to be determined for each audition date if not listed.  After you register, you will be assigned a 10 minute audition time slot by our registrar. You will have an opportunity on your registration to state a date and time preference.

New Audition dates Added!!!  

  • September 3:  5 - 8 p.m. 
  • September 8:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (preference in scheduling goes to students auditioning for Jr. Symphony or Symphony as this is also General Orientation night for those groups!)
  • September 22:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
  • November 10:  5:30 - 6:30 p.m. (Intended for students who need to start MVYSO late due to Marching Band, Fall Activities, or Sports)
  • If none of these dates work for you - please indicate so on your registration.  We'll help you find a date that works!


Jam Club (Special Needs) 
 No Audition Required - just register

Beginning Strings 
No Audition Required - just register

Debut Orchestra  
Strings with 1 - 3 years experience*
No Audition Required - just register

Philharmonia Orchestra
Winds with 1-2 years experience* (no audition required - just register!)
Strings 2 - 4 years experience must read music

Jr. Symphony Orchestra
Winds 2-4 years experience*
Strings 3-5 years experience*

Symphony Orchestra
Winds 3+ years experience*
Strings 4+ years experience*

Advanced Ensembles
Winds & Strings may audition for Chamber Winds or String Sinfonietta  by invitation only based on performance in initial audition.  Advanced Ensemble Audition date TBD.

Holiday Brass Choir
There is no audition required for Holiday Brass Choir.  
Requirement:  Must have at least 1 year of experience on your brass instrument 
and be in grade 7 or up. 
 For registration: 
 Non-MVYSO members register using our general  registration above. 
Current MVYSO members may register by going to the Members Page of our website.

*Years experience is not a requirement or a prerequisite for any group.  Group placement is based on playing ability and instrumentation needs for the group.  Not on actual year's playing experience.  This is just for your reference.  Students learn music at different rates.  Auditions are meant more as a placement tool.  Students will be placed in a group that our staff feels most appropriate for that student.

Placement in ensembles is determined by audition.
$10 Audition Fee.  Can be paid on day of audition or online now.  
$10 no-show fee will be billed to you if you miss your audtion

Unless otherwise noted - 
Auditions are held at:
Taylor Creek Church
21110 244th Ave SE
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Questions?  Please don't hesitate to ask!  Use the contact form below or email: