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76th Season: 2023-2024

Audition Requirements

Click on the ensembles below for more information about audition requirements for and other details about each orchestra. The orchestras are listed below from most advanced to least advanced.  

Specialty Instruments/programs​

  • PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE  (performs ensemble work and also all percussion parts for the symphonic orchestras at concerts) If you are interested in participating in the percussion ensemble, please also complete this form and we will be in touch about auditions. Returning percussionists will not need to complete a spring ensemble audition to participate next season.

  • JAZZ ENSEMBLES - CKYO's jazz season runs January thru May of each year as to not conflict with marching band. If you are interested in being notified when Jazz Audition Info is live in October 2023, please complete this form.




























When you are ready to record your video, click HERE to see the instructions for making your recording. In addition, HERE are some tips for getting ready to record.


Click HERE for some audition resources to help you prepare! Info avaialble about:


    • A NOTE ABOUT CHROMATIC SCALES for Winds and Brass: The examples you may see in your audition requirements for a full range chromatic scale is just that - an example. We are NOT expecting you to play the chromatic scale as listed on the audition requirements for your instrument. What the judges are looking for is to hear your CURRENT range on your instrument. Start with your lowest comfortable note and play up to your highest comfortable note and back down. 



  • PRACTICING SIGHT READING (there is no sightreading for this round of auditions, but it is always good to practice!)

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