Auditioning to Join the Orchestra

Joining the Orchestra

Membership of DYO is by audition. All players (both new and returning members) who want to be considered for a place in the orchestra must register and audition.

For 2020 auditions will be by submission of a video recording.

Registrations open and audition music is available from 9 am on the 1st of February 2020.  You must submit your audition video link as part of your registration, by 5 pm on the 21st of February 2020.

All players must submit an audition.

You will need to record all your audition music  in one video. Multiple uploads will not be accepted. Please state your full name at the beginning of the audition and record the audition music in the following order, announcing before each: technical skills, lyrical skills, extract 1, extract 2.

a) Record 1 minute of music from any concerto, sonata, study or other that shows your technical level and skills.

b) Record 1 minute of music from any concerto, sonata or other that shows your melodic or lyrical playing.

c) Record 2 short extracts that our panel have chosen (see audition music page)

Once you have your completed video,  then upload to YouTube following these instructions:

  1. Go to https://www.youtube.com
  2. Sign in or create an account
  3. Click upload
  4. Set privacy setting to ‘unlisted’ (this is very important)
  5. Upload your audition clip
  6. Copy and paste video URL(link) into your online registration form.

You will NOT be able to submit the registration form before you have your audition recorded and ready.