Auditions for all of the Lake Michigan Youth Orchestras are held at the beginning of each season in September and in February. Auditions last approximately 10 minutes and are performed without accompaniment. Students interested in auditioning should call the SMSO office at 269-982-4030 to make an appointment. All applicants will be notified of audition results immediately or by email.
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 here), 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.
- Free passes for all students to all SMSO concerts
- 2 adult tickets to the LMYO-SMSO “Side-by-Side” concert for each Family
- A 25% discount to SMSO concerts (Zone A) for all LMYO Parents