2024 Audition Information

For 2024, auditions will be by submission of a video recording. Auditions and registrations will open on Thursday 1st February and will close on Friday 23rd February at 5pm. All previous members must also reaudition if they wish to be considered for a place in the orchestra in the forthcoming year. 

You will need to record all your audition music in one take in one video. Multiple uploads and edited videos 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: own selection and each extract.

a) Record 2 minutes of music from any piece of your choice aiming to show your musical and technical abilities. Percussion are excluded from this requirement.

b) Record the extract(s) 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, and complete the, online registration form.

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

Audition videos will be considered by the audition panel on the 26th and 27th February , and the players who have been selected for the 2024 Dunedin Youth Orchestra will then be listed here on Wednesday 28th February. Please check this list to see whether your application to join DYO has been successful. Individual emails will not be sent out.

General messages (including when audition results will be put on the website) will also be posted on the Dunedin Youth Orchestra Facebook page, so you may wish to follow this page to get any notifications.

The first rehearsal is on Friday 3rd March at 5:45 pm in the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra rooms (Hanover Hall), 65 Hanover St.

Please read the Player Commitment information and also check the semester one dates, and ensure you can make the required commitments. If you cannot meet these requirements, and have already auditioned, then please notify us and we will withdraw you from the audition process.

If you have any questions, please email us at dunedinyouthorchestra@gmail.com