Tulsa Youth Symphony

Everything You Need to Know for Auditions!

Where are auditions?

Auditions for the 2017–2018 season will be held after school at the Timko-Barton Music Building at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. Please park north of Timko Barton Hall, as shown on this map.

What should I do when I arrive?

Come in the main entrance and in the lobby you'll see one or more of our friendly conductors at the check-in table. Please check in 15 to 30 minutes ahead of your audition time. After you check in, you are welcome to use any available practice room to warm up.

What will I play?

It depends on the orchestra you are auditioning for. Find the requirements for your target orchestra here.

When will I get the results?

You will be contacted by email by June 16, 2017.

When am I Scheduled to Audition?

Check the schedules below. Musicians are not scheduled until the audition application is completed and the audition fee is received. If you are not listed on the schedule, be sure you followed directions found at tyso.org/auditions.html. If you paid the audition fee or completed the audition application after noon on Tuesday, May 16th, your name will not be listed here. If you need help or have a question about your application or payment please contact Laura.Peterson@tyso.org.

AUDITION SCHEDULES and EXCERPTS
Violins
Audition Schedule for Preparatory Orchestra, Monday, May 22, 2017
Audition Schedule for all other Violins Monday, May 22, Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Violin Excerpt
The excerpt will be played by those wanting to be considered for both Symphony and Concert Orchestra. Read more here.
Lower Strings--Violas, Cellos and Basses
Audition Schedule for Preparatory Orchestra, Monday, May 22, 2017
Audition Schedule for all other Lower Strings, Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Viola Excerpt
Cello Excerpt
Bass Excerpt
The excerpt will be played by those wanting to be considered for both Symphony and Concert Orchestra. Read more here.
Woodwinds
Audition Schedule for Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25, 2017
Flute Excerpt
Oboe Excerpt
Clarinet Excerpt
Bassoon Excerpt
The excerpt will be played by those wanting to be considered for both Symphony and Concert Orchestra. Read more here.
Brass
Audition Schedule for Monday, May 22, 2017
Horn Excerpt
Trumpet Excerpt
Trombone Excerpt
Tuba Excerpt
The excerpt will be played by those wanting to be considered for both Symphony and Concert Orchestra. Read more here.
Percussion
Dates and times for percussion auditions have not been established. We will contact you by email as soon as the information becomes available.

Auditions make many people nervous, but we try to make them as painless as possible, while still formally assessing orchestral fit. Our audition judges are friendly, objective professional musicians who want you to do well!

If you have any questions please call us at 918-592-7725 or email ron.wheeler@tyso.org.