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Audition Information

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the KWS Youth Orchestra Program. Due to the pandemic imposed guidelines and protocols the auditions have been temporarily suspended until further notice.


For more information about the Youth Orchestra Program, please contact Barb Kaplanek at

  • Auditions

    Auditions are offered to candidates 6-22 years old to 4 different orchestras in progressive order. The younger division with entry group, junior and intermediate orchestras consist of all string instruments (violin, viola, cello and bass). YO, the senior group, accepts students studying instruments featured in symphony orchestra: all strings, woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), brass (French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba), percussion (no drum set) and harp. No auditions are offered for piano students. Main auditions are scheduled in late spring of each year, additional opportunity is offered in early September, before the start of the season. Based on availability of seats in orchestras, auditions might be offered throughout the season. Contact the manager for details. If you play viola, double bass, oboe, bassoon or French horn – you can audition any time!

  • Audition Results

    All YOP candidates will be notified via email about their audition results, typically within 24-48 hours.