MCYO Ensemble Requirement Overview for Auditions
There are specific requirements for each orchestra and each instrument.
Please click through and find the requirements for the orchestras that you can audition for.
Also note that you can audition for multiple groups that you are eligible for.

  • Chamber Ensemble (String Only Orchestra)
    – Grade in School: 9 – 10th
    – 10th Grade strings- auditioning just for Chamber Ensemble may be considered for Symphony Orchestra
    – 9th Grade strings- to guarantee consideration for SYM and CE, you MUST do BOTH CE and SYM audition.
    Click for Requirement Overview
    Click for Orchestral Excerpts
  • Philharmonic (Full Orchestra)
    – Grade in School: Strings- 11 – 12th / Winds, Brass & Percussion- 10 – 12th
    10th Grade Strings- Can audition for PHIL, ONLY IF you were in Chamber Ensemble in previous season as a 9th grader.
    Click for Requirement Overview
    Click for Orchestral Excerpts
  • Flute and Clarinet Choirs
    – We do have a SEPARATE auditions for Flute and Clarinet Choirs this year. Please sign up for the Choirs spot on our audition registration. You’ll see this at the bottom of audition time list in Audition Registration.
  • Harp Ensemble
    – Please prepare a solo that best represent your playing level/skills. If you are also interested in performing with the orchestras, you should also prepare an orchestral excerpt that reflects upon current ability.