The Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra invites instrumentalists entering grades 4-12 to audition.
Auditions for the 2022-2023 Season are now open!
Auditions are by video submission only.
Auditions include multiple components, including scales, arpeggios, etudes and solo pieces.
Please consult this page for the requirements specific to your instrument and skill level.
Deadline to sign up: Friday, May 20, 2022.
Deadline to submit audition videos: Friday, June 3, 2022
Audition fee: $25
Full instructions for recording and submitting audition videos will be sent upon receipt of registration fee.
Contact: If you have any questions, please contact our Operations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes on GPYO Membership
An orchestra is a community based on cooperation and commitment.
Attendance at every rehearsal by all members is crucial to attain GPYO’s goals of excellence. Each musician in an orchestra relies on all of their colleagues for effective rehearsals. Absences are permitted only in the case of illness, mandatory school rehearsals and concerts, unavoidable emergencies, or circumstances pre-arranged with the Conductor and Executive Director.
Participation in School Music Programs is Required
The GPYO is intended to enhance and supplement each musician's involvement in their school music program.
GPYO members are required to actively contribute to their school’s performing music program (band, orchestra and/or choir). Members who are home-schooled will be exempted from this requirement.
Once accepted into the GPYO, each musician will be asked to submit the GPYO’s school ensemble participation form, signed by the conductor of the school ensemble for which the musician rehearses and performs.
A student may request permission to be excused from this requirement by contacting the GPYO Executive Director - email@example.com.
Private Lessons are Highly Recommended
GPYO rehearsals are designed to develop the playing and listening skills necessary for performing confidently and sensitively in a group. Conductors and sectional coaches focus on this ensemble experience, and provide limited individual feedback.
We highly recommend that our musicians also study individually with instrumental music teachers who specialize in their instruments. The GPYO has relationships with a wide network of local private music teachers. If you are looking for a private teacher, please contact our Executive Director - firstname.lastname@example.org .