Audition Frequently Asked Questions:
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us!

Q. When will auditions take place?
A. Dates for 2019-20 season has not been set yet. But we will likely have audition week, a week before MCPS school district starts.

Q. What are the requirements of the audition?
A. Basic components of the auditions Prepared Solo, Scales, Sight Reading and Orchestral Excerpts. More details can be found at the Audition Requirement Page.

Q. Where are the auditions and when do I show up?
A. Auditions are held at The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln. N. Bethesda, MD 20852) and you need to report to the check-in desk located on the Third Floor of the Education Wing. You should show up around 30 minutes prior to your audition time or plenty of time for you to warm-up and settle for the audition.

Q. Are there any tips we should know about the audition?
A. Read MCYO’s Tips for Preparing an Audition

Q. What to bring to the audition?
A. Your instrument, music, copy of the music for the judge, extra strings/reeds/rockstop and music stand just in case.

Q. I forgot my registration email/password! What do I do?
A. Refer to the links located at the middle of the login page: “Unsure if you have an account? / Don’t know your password?” If you click through, you’ll be able to find your login email or to reset your password. If all else fails, contact the MCYO offices!