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Audition Information
Audition for Season 2017-2018

To audition for MVYSO, please:
  • look at the audition material below and prepare it for whichever group you'd like to audition
  • Register for your audition using the button above

Auditions will be held at 
Taylor Creek Church unless otherwise noted
Please register for your audition.  You'll be able to choose a date and time frame.

Audition Dates

June  12 - 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
June 19 - 6:00 - 6:45 p.m.
July 31  - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 1 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 2 - 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Kentlake High School
August 3 - 2:00 - 3:00 at Kentlake High School
August 4 - 2:00 - 3:00 at Kentlake High School
August 7 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. 
August 14 - 5:00  -7:00 p.m.
August 21 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
August 28 - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
September 5* - 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
*Please save our September 5 date for students who are unable to make any other audition date!  

If that doesn't work for you, 
We still want you to audition!!!
Please register and check "none of these dates work for me" and we'll arrange a date and time  for you to audition so that you can get started as soon as possible! A November Audition Date will be announced soon!  This is for students who are busy with Marching Band, fall sports, etc and need to start MVYSO after our first concert.

All Auditions are 10 minutes long. 
 After registering, you'll receive a 10 minute time slot on your chosen audition date.  
Please arrive 15 minutes before your audition to warm up.

Be sure to check audition materials and requirements below!


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

Down Beat Percussion
No Audition Required - just register

Debut Orchestra  
Strings with 1 - 3 years experience*
Must be able to read music in keys of G & D
*Music samples coming soon!
No Audition Required - just register

Philharmonia Orchestra
Winds with 1-2 years experience
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*

Ambassador Ensembles
Winds & Strings may audition for Elite Wind Quintet, Elite Strings, or Elite Brass.  Please indicate your desire to audition for these groups on your registration.   All students wishing to audition for these groups must perform an etude or solo of their highest ability (in addition to MVYSO required audition materials.  *Note audition for stings already includes this.  Whatever solo or etude that you use for your string audition will suffice).  Students wishing to audition for one of these groups must also bring signed commitment form


Concerto Contest
The MVYSO is pleased to announce our second annual Concerto Contest.  The contest will be open to members of our 2017-2018 Season.  For more information, visit our Concerto Contest page by clicking the button below.

*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: