All GPYO students are encouraged to play music that challenges and rewards them. At the conclusion of every semester, students who would like to "move up" to a more challenging ensemble are encouraged to submit a Move-Up Audition video. Students in the Preparatory String Ensemble and Chamber Wind Ensemble are encouraged to audition for the Concert Orchestra. Students in the Concert Orchestra are encouraged to audition for the Symphonic Orchestra.
Summer Move-Up Audition Date:
Move-Up Audition video due by Aug 25, 2023.
You do not need to register beforehand in order to submit a Move-Up Audition. There is no audition fee charged for a Move-Up Audition. Simply submit your Move-Up Audition video using the form below by August 25.
Audition requirements for a move-up audition are the same as audition requirements to enter the program as a new student. Please prepare a single video with all of the components, including required scales, arpeggios and solo pieces.
Please refer to the Audition Requirements page in order to make your video. Make sure to follow the audition requirements for the ensemble that you wish to move up to, not the ensemble you are currently in.
Wind, brass, and percussion students auditioning for Concert Orchestra or Symphonic Orchestra should audition in May. Places may be filled by August.
Check out our Technical Guidelines for preparing and uploading your video.
Please note that a mid-year transfer between ensembles will trigger an additional tuition payment.