GTCYS auditions are opportunities to play your instrument so we can get to know you and match you with one of our ten incredible orchestras. Our 2023-24 season runs September 2023 – May 2024, and marks GTCYS’ 52nd season. To audition for GTCYS, you will register online, record a video, and submit your audition online. Please contact program assistant Katie Heilman at katie@gtcys.org or 651.602.6803 if you have any questions about the audition process or requirements. We’re here to help! Click here to view the full audition and summer camp flyer information!

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Orchestra Openings

Audition registration for the 2023-24 season is now open. All students must audition every year for placement into one of our 10 incredible school year orchestras.


Steps for 2023-24 Season Auditions

  1. Register for an audition.
  2. Follow your instrument audition requirements (below).
  3. Practice, practice, practice!
  4. Record your audition video and submit it online to be considered for placement.

Audition Requirements

Click your instrument to download your audition requirements. Follow the steps outlined and you’ll be on your way to a great audition! If you don’t have access to a printer or a digital device to view the audition requirements, please contact us and we’ll mail you the materials.


Audition Timeline

The main auditions for GTCYS’ school-year orchestras are held in the spring of the current season. All other auditions are reviewed on a rolling basis and placed according to instrument needs and openings.

  • Mid-February: Audition registration opens for 2023-24 school year.
  • Late April – May 24: Window to submit audition video.
  • By July 1: Placements sent for the 2023-24 season.

Tuition Assistance

Through tuition assistance and support for private lessons, GTCYS makes our programs affordable for all interested students, regardless of financial constraints. Learn more here.

More Resources

Click here for scale references, example audition videos, and more resources. Happy practicing!

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