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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 for

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

horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion and harp

Thanks for your interest in auditioning for the

Edmonton Youth Orchestra (EYO). 

Auditions are now open for the 2024-2025 season. 

To apply for membership & audition


New and returning players:  Please register for an audition by completing the EYO membership form, in advance of your video recording submission or in-person percussion audition. 


Percussion auditions:

  1. If you would prefer an in-person audition, in order to make use of EYO percussion equipment, please contact the EYO office (780-569-5290 or to arrange a time for your audition.  

  2. If you are able to submit a video-recorded audition please follow the steps outlined below. 


All other instrument auditions:

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

  2. Piano accompaniment is not required.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. Send the link to your Youtube video to . Please have your name in the title of the recording. 

  7. Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2024.

  8. All auditions will be reviewed by an audition jury comprised of the EYO's music director and other professional musicians from the community.

  9. Audition results will be sent out via email by the end of June 2024.

  10. Membership fees are due by the first rehearsal in September and can be paid by cheque, cash or e-transfer to


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 .  


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.


For further information contact the EYO office

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

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