Mid-Season Orchestra Auditions


Nov 1, 2018 to Jan 12, 2019
02:45 PM

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Golden State Youth Orchestra Mid-Season Auditions

Musicians ages 6-18 are invited to audition for Golden State Youth Orchestra!

Palo Alto-based Golden State Youth Orchestra (GSYO) 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 Symphony, GSYO 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!

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

The Symphony Orchestra, GSYO’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 June/July 2019, the Symphony will perform in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. Openings for: Bassoon, Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Viola

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! Openings for: Bassoon, Double Bass, Flute, French horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Viola, Violin

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. Openings for: Bassoon, Clarinet, Euphonium, French horn, Saxophone, Trombone

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. Openings for: Cello, Double Bass, Viola

The Camerata Orchestra, under direction of Dr. Ondine Young, 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. Openings for: Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French horn, Trumpet, Viola

The Chamber Players Orchestra, Dr. Ondine Young, conductor, is the perfect first orchestra for beginning strings and wind players with 1+ years of lessons. Openings for: Cello, Double Bass, Oboe, Saxophone, Trombone

GSYO is accepting applications now! Apply online to join the GSYO family! Auditions are held in November/December for students to begin in January. Applications online at Call GSYO at 650-665-9046 for more information.


$25 audition fee


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4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA

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