2021-22 YOP Audition Requirements and Signups 

New Student Auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 10. We will be opening audition signups soon. Please fill out our “Intent to Audition” form to be contacted when sign-ups open. 


Camerata Strings (2021-22)

Audition Requirements:
All Instruments (Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass)

Youth Concert Orchestra (2021-22)

Audition Requirements: 

Violin | Viola Cello | Bass

Flute | Oboe (Updated 4/28)| Clarinet | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet Trombone | Tuba Percussion

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (2021-22)

*original violin and cello excerpts can be found in this folder if you prefer to read them in the original size. Please continue to refer to the requirement page for your instrument for excerpt list and order.*

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Flute/Piccolo | Oboe | Clarinet/Bass Clarinet | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Bass Trombone | Tuba

Percussion  | Harp

String Sinfonietta

NO formal audition required, however successful students will have mastery over the following requirements.

Interested in joining String Sinfonietta?  Complete the inquiry form.

Scale Requirements
All Strings: G, D, & C major, 2 octaves preferred (Bass=1 octave)

Fundamental Requirements
All Strings: First position notes on all 4 strings
Violins: some basic 3rd position on the E string
Cellos: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the A string
Basses: some basic 2½ and 3rd position on the G string (high C/D) area)

Notation knowledge
Eighth, quarter, half & whole notes, dotted rhythms
Time signatures: 4/4 & 3/4 time
All strings must be able to play 2-note slurs

Wind Ensemble


**Thank you for your interest in YOP’s Wind Ensemble.

Unfortunately, due to ongoing rehearsal space limitations ensuing from pandemic restrictions, we are unable to offer Wind Ensemble for the 2021-2022 season.**