Apply and Audition

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Auditions for new members will be held on Thursday, September 14th and Sunday, September 17th for the 2017-2018 season at the Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street, Bangor (3rd floor). Complete the online application below to schedule your audition (the Pre-Orchestra Program requires the application, but no audition).

Download 2017-18 Season 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 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 2017-18 season, we are also offering the following sibling discounts:

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