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Thank you for your interest in the Lone Star Youth Orchestra (LSYO). We are extremely pleased you found your way to this page and certainly hope to see you at one of our upcoming audition dates. 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 at (972) 252-4800 or

Rolling Auditions for the 2018 - 2019 Season

Season Auditions are closed; however, we are still accepting students throughout the season via our Rolling Auditions on the following dates:

September 5 | October 3 | November 14 | January 9 | February 6 | March 13

Auditions will be held between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. at the Irving Arts Center in Irving, TX.

Auditions for the LSYO are by appointment only. All auditions must be scheduled online. Please scroll to the bottom for audition requirements!

Can’t make any of these dates but still want to join? E-mail to work something out!

How to Register for an Audition

  1. Register online for "LSYO 2018-2019 Season Audition" before scheduling an audition date. During registration, there will be a $10 returning member fee or a $20 new member fee which will be due before registration can be considered complete. These fees are non-refundable. Saxophones and pianists should email prior to completing registration. *Returning Members, you will need a code in order to receive your reduced audition fee, please email or call 972-252-4800 to receive your code. Online registration is powered by

  2. Prepare a solo of your choice. You must also prepare the two scales and the excerpts that are listed under your specific instrument below.

  3. Practice, practice, practice!

  4. Arrive for your audition fifteen to thirty minutes 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 2018 - 2019

Please select your instrument for a complete list of requirements:

Flute (Closed) |  Oboe (Closed)  |  Clarinet  |  Bassoon

Horn  |  Trumpet  |  Trombone  |  Tuba

Percussion  |  Harp (Closed)

Violin (Closed)  |  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.

Audition Location

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