Louisiana Youth Orchestra

LYO Percussion Ensemble

Auditions for the Louisiana Youth Orchestra will be held on August 25 and 26 from 9:00am-1:00pm at the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building.  The LYO is open to strings/winds/brass/percussion players in grades 9-college.  Contact Music Director David Torns via email at dtorns@brso.org to schedule your audition.  Please include your name, instrument, and preferred audition date and time.  A confirmation email will be sent once the audition has been scheduled.  Note: There is a tuition of $200 due at the first rehearsal.  Checks should be made payable to LYO. 

LYO Percussion Ensemble:  Please email Conductor Chase Gillett at chase.gillett@hotmail.com with all inquiries, or to schedule an audition.

 

LYO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

1) Scales in the following keys for strings:   G major, A-flat major, A major, B-flat major, B major, and C major.  2 octaves are required, 3 octaves is preferable.

Scales for Woodwinds: G major, D major, B-flat major, and C major.

Scales for Brass: C major, F major, B-flat major, and E-flat major.

2) Prepared solo piece of your choice.

3) Sight-reading

 


Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra

Auditions for the Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra will be held on August 25 and 26 from 2:00-5:00pm at the LSU Music and Dramatic Arts Building.  The LJYO is open to strings/winds/brass/percussion players in grades 6-8.  Contact Music Director David Torns via email at dtorns@brso.org to schedule your audition.  Please include your name, instrument, and preferred audition date and time.  A confirmation email will be sent once the audition has been scheduled. Note: There is a tuition of $200 due at the first rehearsal.  Checks should be made payable to LYO.

 

LJYO AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

1) Scales in the following keys for strings:   G major, A-flat major, A major, B-flat major, B major, and C major.  2 octaves are required, 3 octaves is preferable.

Scales for Woodwinds: G major, D major, B-flat major, and C major.

Scales for Brass: C major, F major, B-flat major, and E-flat major.

2) Prepared solo piece of your choice.

3) Sight-reading


Louisiana junior string ensemble

The Louisiana Junior String Ensemble is open to string students typically in grades 1-5.  Students should be able to read music, and have basic skills on their instrument.  Interested students will attend open rehearsals at the LSU School of Music on September 10 and 17 from 5:45-7:00pm in Room 116.  Please bring your instrument and a folding stand.  Music will be provided, and students will read thru the music together. 

Students will sign up for an audition time with the conductor while they are at the open rehearsals.  Auditions for the LJSE will be held on September 22nd from 9:00am-12:00pm at the BRSO office located at 9635 Fenway Ave. Suite B. Please contact Conductor Jennifer Cassin with questions at lavoila@hotmail.com.  Note: There is a tuition of $200 due at the first rehearsal.  Checks should be made payable to LYO.