Eastern Youth Orchestra Auditions


Students, current members and interested new students, whose abilities range from good basic first position with beginning reading skills to collegiate level skills, who wish to augment their musical training with orchestral experience.


Each student will audition for placement in the Senior, Junior or Preparatory Orchestras. The audition will consist of prepared solos of the student’s choice (one fast, one slow, no more than a minute in length) and the required excerpts.
(Select the excerpt on the right to download. EPYO and ESYO excerpts are ready for download. EJYO's excerpts will be posted soon.)


All auditions are held at the ECU School of Music, 102 A. J. Fletcher Music Center, Greenville, N.C. Posted signs will direct students to the audition rooms.


The 2019-2020 EYO audition will be held on 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, and 5/18. We strongly encourage all current EPYO and EJYO members participate in the auditions held on 5/4 or 5/5, and ESYO members participate on 5/5 or 5/6. 5/18 is for any current EYO members who have conflict with 5/4, 5/5, and 5/6. Only BRAND NEW (non-returning) students who have never played in any EYO ensemble can participate our late audition on August 26. If there's any question, please contact us. Please click on the date below to sign up for your audition:
August 26, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

  1. Review the orchestra qualification and responsibilities.
  2. Determine which orchestra you’d like to audition for and prepare your solos and download the required excerpts. We encourage private teacher assistance in choosing and preparing the excerpts. Note: placement is ABILITY BASED and solely at the director’s discretion.
  3. Pick an audition date listed above and sign up for your audition. One time slot per person.
  4. Download the following forms, fill them out and bring them to your audition.
    Click on Audition forms A, B and C on the right to download.
    Note: B and C are half pages that should be cut prior to your audition.