Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra & Chorus! Our ensembles are open to all musicians high-school age and younger. We look forward to hearing your audition soon.


Summer virtual audition registration is coming very soon! Please bookmark this site and follow us on social media to be notified.

GYSO's 2020 - 2021 Season Auditions will be VIRTUAL!

The new virtual audition process will consist of:

  1. Preparing to audition.
  2. Registering to audition (link below).
  3. Filming a video audition to submit.
  4. Submitting your video audition during a specified window of time.
  5. Results delivered within 2 weeks of submission.

After you've read through the materials, please contact the Education Director with any questions.



Students can audition on the following instruments:


Violin Flute Voice
Viola Clarinet Trumpet
Cello Oboe French Horn
Double Bass Bassoon Trombone
Percussion Harp Tuba
Jazz Saxophone Jazz Bass Jazz Drums
Jazz Guitar Jazz Piano Jazz Percussion







Please carefully review the resources below. Here you will find audition requirements, excerpts, which ensemble to audition for, and all other pertinent information about the new virtual audition process.

View the Audition Packet

Please thoroughly review the audition packet. 

Membership Policies

Note: participation in a school music program is required, provided that one exists.




Registration for 2020-2021 auditions is now closed! Please check back for late/summer audition opportunities frequently.





Prepare to submit your virtual audition video! After registering, Use the following resources to familiarize yourself with our new virtual process and to supplement the materials in our standard Audition Packet. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Please note that the submission window is only open between 12:00pm, Saturday, May 16 - 9:00pm, Monday, May 18, 2020. The link to submit will only be available during that time.


Guide to GYSO Virtual Auditions

Consult our step-by-step guide to this new process.

Virtual Audition Student Checklist

Use this checklist when you're ready to record and submit your audition video. 

YouTube Tutorials

Check out our YouTube channel for videos featuring recording tips and audition prep. strategies!