Greater VIctoria Youth Orchestra auditions

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season of the Greater Victoria Youth Orchestra for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion will take place by appointment during the following dates:

April 15 – 17, 2019

May 24 – 27, 2019

Qualifications:  candidates must be taking private lessons on their instrument.  Prospective players should have achieved a minimum standard of Royal Conservatory of Music Grade 8. 

Audition requirements:

·         solo piece (accompaniment not required)

·         orchestral excerpts (selected passages only), available from the GVYO office

·         for string players:  specified scales are included in the excerpts, to be played as written.

·         an audition fee of $20 (first time applicants only)

Audition Packages are available by email; contact us at, or phone 250-360-1121.  We also have an informative website at 

Regular rehearsals of the GVYO take place from September through April on Saturday mornings 9:15 am – 12:15 pm in the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road.

We encourage your students to attend the GVYO Season Finale at the University Centre Farquhar Auditorium on April 14, 2019 Sunday at 2:30 pm. (Student Group rates are available – email or phone for details by Tuesday, April 2)   See for concert information.

We also invite you and your students to attend our Open Rehearsal Saturday morning, April 6 at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, 9:15 am – 12:15 pm.  Meet the GVYO players and music director, and ask any questions as you join the orchestra for snacks at the rehearsal break.

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