Apply and Audition

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Fall auditions will be held on Thursday, September 12th and Sunday, September 15th at the Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor (3rd floor). Use the link below to apply and schedule your audition, or to sign-up for the Pre-Orchestra Program.

**Participants must be able to regularly attend rehearsals and all scheduled performances. Please review the 2019-2020 BSYO Schedule.**

Audition Requirements

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Harp:

  • Two minutes of a prepared solo that best demonstrates your playing ability (your choice)
  • One scale with arpeggio (your choice)
  • Sight reading of orchestral excerpts (selected by the BSYO)

Percussionists must prepare excerpt(s) from solo and/or etude repertoire on pitched and non-pitched instruments.

Tuition Details

Tuition for the Pre-Orchestra Program is $100 per student per year. Tuition for all other ensembles is $275 per student per year.

The BSYO is committed to ensuring that all musicians who successfully audition for membership in BSYO ensembles are able to participate, regardless of financial considerations. Thus, we offer tuition waivers, reductions or special payment plans to families who demonstrate financial need through the Tuition Assistance Application available by request. For the 2019-20 season, we are also offering the following sibling discounts:

  • 2nd sibling: $165 (40% off)
  • 3rd sibling: $110 (60% off)
  • 4th sibling: $0 (free)