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Youth Orchestra Auditions

Youth Orchestra CellistAdvanced young musicians join the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for a number of reasons — for the challenge of playing standard orchestral repertoire, for the opportunity to rehearse and perform regularly in a great concert hall, or for the chance to play with a large ensemble of musically accomplished peers. Many Youth Orchestra musicians go on to pursue careers in music with the confidence and knowledge gained through their Youth Orchestra experience. Seven current members of the STL Symphony are alums of the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra. Auditions for the STL Symphony Youth Orchestra are open to musicians ages 12-22. Candidates must participate in their school music program, if one exists.

2017/2018 Season Auditions

We are not yet accepting audition applications for the 2017/2018 season. In the meantime, please complete our Audition Interest Form so that we may notify you of when the application is available. If you have any further questions about auditions for the SLSYO, please contact Michael Gandlmayr, Education & Youth Orchestra Programs Manager.

Audition Application

2017/2018 Season Audition Information

Audition requirements & Procedures


Preliminary Auditions


Location: Clayton High School
Dates: April 26th & 27th

This includes all strings, winds, brass & percussion not currently in the Youth Orchestra. 


 Final Auditions

Location: Powell Hall
Dates: June 2017, dates and times TBD



Please direct all questions regarding Youth Orchestra auditions to Michael Gandlmayr, Education & Youth Orchestra Programs Manager.