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Audition Dates:

Concert and Symphony Orchestra

Violins – May 20, 21 & 22

Low strings – May 20 & 21

Brass – May 20 & 21

Woodwinds – May 22 & 23

Preparatory String Orchestra

Violins, violas, cellos & basses – May 23


*will coordinate a date with you based on your availability

Audition Information for the 2019-20 Season

Musicians from all over northeastern Oklahoma are selected by audition in mid-May each year. Auditions for 2019 will be held after school May 20-23 at ORU in the Timko-Barton Music Hall; applications will be accepted starting in April.

Successful auditionees are assigned to one of Tulsa Youth Symphony's three orchestras. We welcome new members!

Learn about membership and auditions before you apply.

  1. Do you play one of the instruments used by Tulsa Youth Symphony?

  2. Do you meet the eligibility requirements?

  3. Which orchestra might be the best fit for me?

  4. Read our membership requirements.

  5. If you've read about eligibility requirements, best fit and membership requirements, you are ready to decide which orchestra you would like to audition for.

  6. When and where are auditions?

  7. Auditions will consist of a 3-5 minute solo of your choice, an orchestral excerpt sent prior to the audition, and sight-reading for all 3 orchestras.

  8. You will be notified of your audition time/date shortly after we receive your application. The schedule will be posted on our website.

  9. Your excerpt will be published here (at least 10 days before the audition date)

  10. All candidates will be notified of results by Friday, May 31, 2019.

  11. Complete the online audition application BEFORE Monday, May 13, 2019 to receive first-come, first-served preferential scheduling.


    Late applications & fees will be accepted through May 13, but will incur an additional $15 fee starting May 14.

Audition Schedules

If you do not see your name on your designated schedule, please email Ron Wheeler at

You will not be scheduled until your application fee is paid.

*Schedules have been updated as of May 19.

Violin Audition Schedule

Low Strings Audition Schedule

Brass Audition Schedule

Woodwind Audition Schedule

Preparatory Audition Schedule

Percussion Audition Schedule