2019-20 Auditions now open

Audition Dates: May 29 – June 9
Audition Locations: Mayflower Church, Minneapolis or Gustavus Adolphus Church, St. Paul

Register to audition for a place in one of GTCYS’ nine school-year orchestras. Each audition includes a short solo, 2-3 scales, sight reading (and orchestral excerpt for Camerata through Symphony auditionees). Click here to review general audition information and specific audition requirements.

Program highlights:

  • Opportunities for musicians of all abilities ages 8 – 18.
  • Outstanding conductors and sectional coaches
  • Engaging weekly rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday
  • Exciting performance opportunities, including at Orchestra Hall
  • Retreats, social activities, mentoring program, and service projects
  • Need-based scholarships available for tuition and private lessons
  • Symphony will be traveling to Southern Italy and Sicily in June 2020 for the biennial tour!

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Audition for GTCYS!

GTCYS auditions are opportunities for students to play their instruments so we can get to know them and match them with one of our ten school-year orchestras for the 2023-24 season. To audition for GTCYS, students register online, record a video, and submit an audition online.