Auditions

The Edmonton Youth Orchestra Association supports two orchestras:

  • Senior Orchestra (ages 14 to 24)

  • Intermediate Orchestra (ages 11 to 20). Intermediate Orchestra members must be 11 yrs old by September 1 of the year of the audition.

 

Auditions are held annually in May for

violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon,

horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and harp

Auditions for the 2021-2022 season are taking place through the submission and review of audiovisual recordings. 

We continue to follow the direction of Alberta Health Services and hope to be

in-person for the September start of the 2021-2022 season.

Please check back for updates.  

For further information contact the EYO office

(eyo@shaw ca | 780-569-5290)

To apply for membership & audition

 

  1. Register for an audition by completing an EYO membership form  in advance of your video recording submission.  

  2. Select and video record a short piece with contrasting parts (2 to 5 minutes in length). 

  3. Piano accompaniment is not required.

  4. The audition should be recorded as one uninterrupted video clip. No editing of the recording

  5. There is no need to stop the recording for general background noise, such as a doorbell, unless it is so loud that it affects the sound quality of the piece.

  6. Upload your video to YouTube. (See instructions below.) 

  7. Send the link to your Youtube video to eyo@shaw.ca . Please have your name in the title of the recording. 

  8. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2021.

  9. Audition results will be sent out via email by the end of June.

  10. The annual non-refundable membership fee of $200 is payable at the first rehearsal in September.

 

Instructions for your YouTube upload

  1. Sign up for a YouTube account or sign into your existing account.

  2. Follow the instructions on YouTube to start uploading your video.

  3. After uploading your video make sure you complete the following three steps:

    • Enter your name as the title on your YouTube video upload screen

    • Change the “privacy settings” to Unlisted – do NOT set to Private or Public. 

    • Test your video to make sure it works before sending the link. 

    • Copy and paste the URL (also known as the link or web-address) for your audition video into an email addressed to eyo@shaw.ca .  

 

What EYO will do with your video recording

  1. Once we receive the URL for your video, we will test the beginning of your recording to make sure it works and confirm with you by email.  If you do not get this confirmation email, please contact us by phone (780-569-5290) to confirm that we have received your email.

  2. If we find a technical problem with your video recording you will be contacted to resend prior to the May 31st deadline, so ideally, best to submit at least a few days prior to the deadline.

  3. Please keep your video available on YouTube until you have received the results from your audition.

 

Scholarship Auditions

Scholarships are awarded each year to encourage the musical development of EYO musicians and to benefit the EYO. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of performing ability, potential and contribution to the EYO.

 

To be eligible, candidates must meet each specific scholarship's requirements. Applications and auditions are required for the following scholarships:    

  • Della Roland Memorial Scholarship

  • Harry Farmer Memorial Scholarship

  • Kathleen Farmer Memorial Scholarship  

  • Symphony Women's Educational Assistance Fund Scholarships

  • Thelma Johannes O'Neill Memorial Scholarship 

 

If you are auditioning for scholarship(s) please submit the appropriate scholarship application form(s) with your recording.