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Auditions for the 2017-2018 season will take place September 8, 9, and 10, 2017.

As of June 10, updated audition requirements have been posted for the 2017-2018 season. Use the menu on the upper left of this page to see requirements for each ensemble.

As of July 10, prospective and returning members may request an audition time by email or the contact form on this page.

Considering Auditioning?

Check out our video, or just read on below!

If you are a young musician in or near the Piedmont area of North Carolina,
consider auditioning for the Greensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra!

Play full orchestra literature in original versions.
The Youth Orchestras is a full orchestra of strings, winds, brass and percussion. Recent repertoire has included the ‘Triumphal March’ from Aida (Verdi) Rhapsody in Blue  (Gershwin), Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (Tchaikovsky), Scheherezade  (Rimsky-Korsakov), Charlie Chaplin’s score to his own silent film ‘The Kid’, Carmen Suite No. 1 (Bizet), and Rusty Air in Carolina  (Mason Bates).

O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, April 2014

Travel to perform near and far!
In the past six years the Youth Orchestra has performed at the Patio Theater in Chicago and Elizabeth City, Tryon, Albemarle, Lumberton, and Wilmington within North Carolina. All trips include free time with social and cultural activities. Read about the Youth Orchestra’s trip to Chicago.

Make friends who are interested in music and the arts. Youth Orchestra members travel to Greensboro to from Burlington, Raleigh, Durham, Pinehurst, Winston-Salem, and as far as Virginia to participate. If you are looking for an environment that will support your love of music during high school, you will find many like minds among GSYO members.

At the beach near Elizabeth City, April 2012.

Perform a solo concerto with a full orchestra! 
If you excel on your instrument, consider the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. The Concerto Competition is open to all members of the Youth Orchestra, takes place every year, and the choice of concerto is yours. Up to three winners are selected from a blind audition adjudicated by a panel of Greensboro Symphony Orchestra musicians. The winners perform their concerto selections on a public concert in Winter or Spring.

Performing in Chicago, April 2014.

Connect with mentors. 
Sectionals are coached by the best professional musicians in the area. If you are considering a career in music, the GSYO will connect you with mentors who can help you on your way.

Complimentary tickets to Greensboro Symphony Orchestra concerts!
Find out about the GSO season here.