Education & Engagement

YOP Requirements

2017-18 Audition Requirements will be posted March 1, 2017.  


2016-17 Audition Requirements (check back for 2017-18 requirements March 1)

Click on your instrument link under the ensemble you wish to audition for.  You may only audition for one ensemble.

Learn more about the ensembles!

Camerata Strings

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Youth Concert Orchestra

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

Flute | Oboe | Clarinet | Bassoon

Horn | Trumpet | Trombone | Tuba | Percussion

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra

Violin | Viola | Cello | Bass

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

Horn | Trumpet | TromboneBass 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.
Download a Sinfonietta informational flier!

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