LMYO Audition Information
Spring Term First Rehearsal: 6pm, Monday, February 28, 2022 at Upton Middle School.Accepting Online Auditions using the attached method.In person audition date - 6pm Wednesday, Feb 23 at Upton Middle School.Call the SMSO office at 269-982-4030 for an audition time. All four groups will run: Concert Strings, Encore Strings, LMYO Winds and Youth Symphony
UPTON Middle School, 800 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085
PROFICIENCY SCALESString InstrumentsWind and Melody Percussion Instruments
GENERAL INFORMATIONRehearsals: The LMYO rehearses once a week on Monday nights at Upton Middle School, both fall and spring terms.LMYO Winds, Concert and Encore Strings Orchestras rehearse from 6:00 - 7:30 pm,and the Youth Symphony rehearses from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
To Schedule an Audition AppointmentCall the SMSO Office Monday - Friday. 10:00am - 5:00pm269-982-4030
Audition requirements: Youth Symphony - Students will be asked to play a piece of their choice from the standard repertoire for their instrument which demonstrates their present level of accomplishment, to play scales as required of MSBOA Proficiency I (available on the SMSO website), and to sight read. Auditions are required of all NEW members. Returning Youth Symphony members MAY ask to re-audition in the fall or spring for new seating placement.
Concert Strings/Encore Strings - Elementary and Middle School students who wish to be considered for the Concert Strings and/or Encore Strings Orchestras will be asked to prepare a very short, informal audition to determine the best placement of these students in the appropriate group. Students will be asked to play a short piece of their choice and a scale representing their present level of technique and range.
LMYO Winds - Middle School students who wish to be considered for the LMYO Winds will be asked to play a short piece of their choice and a scale representing their present level of technique and range.
ELIGIBILITY - Students in all groups MUST participate in their own school orchestra or band program if one exists at their school in order to participate in the LMYO program.
A fee of $105 to activate LMYO player membership is due upon acceptance into the orchestras and are due for each term. Additional students in the same family may register for $65.
- All students receive free passes to all SMSO concerts- Families receive 2 adult tickets to the LMYO-SMSO “Side-by-Side” concert- Parents receive a 25% discount to SMSO concerts (Zone A)
Need-based scholarships are available through the SMSO office for tuition fees. These scholarships involve working for the LMYO organization.