2018-19 ECYS Orchestra Auditions


Feb 8, 2018 to Apr 21, 2018
05:00 PM

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).


Palo Alto-based El Camino Youth Symphony (ECYS) invites musicians ages 6-18 to audition for the 2018-19 Season. Led by an internationally renowned faculty, including Maestro Jindong Cai, Music Director and Conductor of the Senior Symphony, ECYS offers six orchestras/ensembles for students at all levels of musical ability. Start your musical journey in the entry-level orchestra Chamber Players or challenge yourself in the prestigious Senior Symphony!

ECYS has openings for all instruments at all levels for the 2018-19 Season!

  • There is the greatest demand for:
    • Percussion
    • Bassoon
    • Brass
    • String Bass and Viola
    • Saxophone

The Senior Symphony Orchestra, ECYS's premiere ensemble conducted by Dr. Jindong Cai, performs professional-level repertoire and hosts internationally recognized guest artists. The group holds an August retreat and tours ever other summer. In 2019, the orchestra will depart on Baltic Tour '19 with stops in Stockholm, Sweden; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Maestro Cai, who also teaches at Stanford University, was recently named Artistic Director of the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China). Program highlights include Respighi Pines of Rome, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10!

The Sinfonietta Orchestra, led by John Eells, prepares advanced string, wind, and brass players for the Senior Orchestra. They perform concerts throughout the Bay Area, including Flint Center in Cupertino! They play full symphonies and works by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and more! The 2018-19 program will include Grieg Symphonic Dances, Mozart Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter"), and Weber "Jubilee" Overture.

The El Camino Wind Orchestra, Dr. Richard Roper, conductor, challenges woodwinds, brass, and percussionists with classical and modern repertoire. Students at this level have typically had 3+ years of lessons.

The Galbraith Honor Strings, with conductor Mariya Borozina, is an intermediate, all-string group that, in addition to ensemble training, offers talented young violinists, violists, cellists, and bassists special sectional coaching to develop technique and musicality.

The Camerata Orchestra is a beginning-intermediate full orchestra for winds and string players who are still learning, but have had 2+ years of lessons and previous ensemble experience.

The Chamber Players Orchestra is the perfect first orchestra for beginning strings and wind players with 1+ years of lessons.

ECYS is accepting applications now! Apply online to join the ECYS family! Auditions are held in March/April for the season that begins in August/September. Applications online at . Call ECYS at 650-665-9046 for more information.


$25 Audition Fee


View map ECYS Office
4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA

Additional Information


El Camino Youth Symphony



Contact name

Lori Bingham

Contact email

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags