YOP Audition Information



Updated 2022/23 audition requirements for ALL ENSEMBLES are now posted on our Audition Requirements page.

YOP consists of two full orchestras (winds, brass, percussion and strings) and two string orchestras (strings only). The beginning string orchestra (String Sinfonietta) does not require an audition. String Sinfonietta and  musicians should have proficiency over certain scales and techniques before joining the ensemble. Auditions for the three remaining ensembles (CS, YCO, and RSYO) take place in the spring and summer for the following season.

School Music Program Requirement

The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program is very proud to support music education at all levels, and our policy has always been that Youth Orchestra musicians must participate in their school’s band and/or orchestra program, if class instruction is offered for their instrument. Teacher’s signature required during enrollment period. You will be distributed a School Participation Form at the beginning of the season.

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