Audition Information

Auditions for the 2016-2017 Season

Some positions are still open. Please click on your ensemble below to check for available openings. Contact our Registrar if you have any questions margueriteoines@mya.org and to discuss setting up a time for your audition.

How do I Sign Up and Schedule an Audition?

  1. Fill out an Audition Form. When completing the form, please provide the e-mail address you use most often for audition-related communications. After you submit the form, please print and keep your audition scheduling code.
  2. Pay the $30 non-refundable audition fee. You may pay your $30 non-refundable audition fee in one of two ways:

Schedule your audition time here. Note that you must have completed an Audition Form first.

Be sure to double-check your family and school calendars before selecting an audition time. Due to the high demand for times, each rescheduling of an audition appointment requires the payment of an additional $30 non-refundable rescheduling fee.

Every year many students audition for MYAC. Unfortunately, especially in the older ensembles, there are limited positions as we have to balance enrollment – e. g. we cannot have more than 6 students in, for example, the Clarinet Section because it makes for difficult chamber placement as well as part assignments. Consequently, we usually finalize our personnel by May of each year. In order to make the audition process fair, here is a timetable for auditions:
  • Early March - audition times released
  • April - auditions are held at MYAC Center
  • Mid-May - audition results are distributed
All auditions after May 2016 will be for open positions, only. Consequently, it is important that you schedule your audition early and do not change your audition date because we cannot add additional audition dates after the later dates are filled. We do not have the staff to add dates in late April and early May as we will already be booked full. Please prepare early enough to do your audition on your scheduled date and please make that date in April when there are times available.

If you choose a date and you need to change it for any reason, there is a $30 rescheduling fee.
Entrance into all programs, except Reading Orchestra is based on the result of an audition. All auditions are taped and reviewed by a committee of ensemble directors as quickly as possible. Placement decisions are announced in May and after that, auditions are held only for open positions. We recommend that students apply for an audition as soon as possible.

Prospective students and their families should become acquainted with the various programs offered by Midwest Young Artists. Visits to our regularly-scheduled rehearsals are always welcome and attendance at MYAC concerts is strongly encouraged!

All auditions take place at the MYAC Center. For more information and directions about this facility, click here.

If you have any questions about the audition process and what you should expect, visit our Audition FAQ page.

Current MYAC members are not required to audition each year unless they wish to apply for the next higher level ensemble. If they wish to apply for the next higher level ensemble, please follow the procedures above.

Please direct all questions mya@mya.org or to our Registrar at margueriteoines@mya.org.

Audition Requirements by Program -- NEWLY UPDATED FOR 2016-2017!

Audition requirements of each program are detailed in the links below; please seek guidance from your private teacher when preparing for the audition.