YOP Audition Dates and Inquiries


Annual Spring Auditions take place at Dominion Energy Center in May and June for admittance into the following season.

2019-20 Audition Dates

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 4:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from 4:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 from 4:30-8:00pm

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 4:50-6:00pm

Fall New Student Auditions (Based on Vacancies)

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 4:30-8:00pm
Fall auditions sign-ups will be posted Mid-July

Reserve your audition spot today!

Camerata Strings: sign up here

Youth Concert Orchestra: sign up here

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra: sign up here

Items to note before registering to audition:

  • *Placement for the 2019-20 season is made after the spring auditions. We strongly encourage new students, especially those on competitive instruments (violin, cello, flute, etc.) to audition in May/June.  An August audition will be held to fill vacancies in the ensembles and are only open to new students.
  • Review the audition requirements and select an ensemble to audition for before completing the application.
  • Students interested in joining String Sinfonietta or Wind Ensemble in the fall, no audition required, please complete the inquiry form to receive registration information in late July/early August 2019.
  • Check out an open house to experience the ensemble you are interested in joining!

Current YOP Students: Advancement auditions will take place in May and June only. Current YOP students (enrolled in 18-19 season) are not eligible to audition in August.