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Youth Orchestra Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO). Membership, by audition, in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is open to middle school and high school string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players. All auditions are scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Please begin by reading the audition requirements and steps below. Additional questions? Contact the LSYO Manager via phone at (972) 252-4800 or via e-mail at


Audition Location

Irving Arts Center
3333 N MacArthur Blvd. 
Irving, TX 75062

Rolling Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season

It is still possible (with minor exceptions) to participate in the 2019-2020 Season. Rolling audition registration is NOW LIVE for audition dates on January 15th and March 18th. Please note, however, that we are no longer accepting students this season who play the following instruments: violin, clarinet, and harp.

JANUARY, 15, 2020
MARCH 18, 2020

All audition dates will occur on Wednesday between 5:30 and 6:30 PM at the Irving Arts Center. Students who pass their audition will be able to stay for rehearsal that same evening. Register for an audition by clicking the button below!


How to Still Audition for the 2019-2020 Season (via Rolling Auditions)

  1. Register online using the link above. Online registration is provided by (Active Network).

    • Select the "LSYO 2019-2020 Rolling Auditions" session.

    • NOTE: The violin, clarinet, and harp sections have closed for this season. If you play one of these instruments we look forward to having you audition in August of 2020.

    • Fill out the required questions and/or forms.

    • In order to complete registration, you will be asked to pay a non-refundable audition fee.

      • Returning members will receive a code for a reduced audition fee. Contact the LSYO Manager to receive your code.

      • Saxophones, euphoniums, and pianists should contact the LSYO Manager prior to completing registration.

    • Upon registration completion, the LSYO Manager will contact you to schedule the audition.

  2. Prepare the audition requirements (scroll down the page for specific requirements):

    • the two scales listed,

    • the excerpts listed, and

    • a solo of your choice

  3. Arrive for your audition at least fifteen prior to your designated time.

For audition questions or assistance with the registration process, please contact the LSYO Manager at (972) 252-4800 or


Audition Requirements for 2019-2020

Please select your instrument for a complete list of requirements:

Flute  |  Oboe   |  Clarinet   |  Bassoon

Horn  |  Trumpet  |  Trombone  |  Tuba/Euphonium

Percussion  |  Harp

Violin   |  Viola  |  Cello  |  Bass

If your instrument is unlisted, please contact the LSYO Manager at (972) 252-4800 or to see if the instrument is needed in the orchestra and for its audition requirements prior to completing audition registration. Instruments no longer needed are indicated.