SYO 2020-21 Auditions

SYO 2020-21 Auditions

Audition for the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra's 2020-21 Season from Home

The Schaumburg Youth Orchestra is accepting home-recorded video auditions for next season. Auditions will be reviewed by orchestra directors for placement into one of the program's four ensembles. 

There is no fee to audition.

Submissions will be accepted May 13 - June 1.

 To audition, follow these simple steps.
  1. Review the four ensembles and select the ensemble you feel matches your playing level (SYSE, SYSS, SYCO, SYSO)
  2. Record your audition on video. The audition will consist of a prepared solo passage, scales, and "sight reading" materials (see right panel for what to include in your audition).
  3. Upload (or share the link to) your audition video on the online audition/registration form here:
  4. That's it! You're done. Audition results and notifications will be emailed by June 12.

Please note that percussion auditions will be held in later in the summer prior to the start of the season.


Questions? Email Us.


Please note that orchestra placement is at the discretion of the directors.

What to Include in your Video Audition


1.  Prepare a brief unaccompanied solo passage of your choice 1-2 minutes in duration. (Two passages for SYSO)


2.  Scales. Select two scales (1 for SYSE) to play from the ensemble you feel best matches your level.


3. Download and play "sight reading" excerpt.
Go to each orchestra page for excerpts.