• Calgary Youth Orchestra
    Calgary Youth Orchestra

CYO Auditions for the 2022 – 2023 Season


Auditions for the 2022 - 2023 season will be done face-to-face between June 6-10, 2022. Applicants must fill out the Audition Form and sign up for an audition date and time. 

 Auditions are not held at any other time during the year.

 Playing level for CYO members is a minimum grade 9 level, Royal Conservatory of Music. 

 It is recommended that applicants take private lessons.

All new and returning students - including​ Academy ​and​ APP students ​- must complete a CYO audition and application.​ For Academy / APP students, this is in addition to their Academy audition. 

Audition requirements for returning students:

Audition requirements for ALL RETURNING STUDENTS (including Academy and APP students):

  • Two contrasting  selections (one slow, one fast)

Audition requirements for new applicants:


  • Two contrasting selections (one slow, one fast)
  • 3 octave scale and arpeggio; one bow up, one bow down;  spiccato - one note per bow
  • Double Basses: 3 octave scale - 8 notes per bow; 3 octave arpeggio - 6 notes per bow; spiccato (scale and arpeggio) - one note per bow


  • Two contrasting movements or two contrasting studies (one slow, one fast)
  • 2 or 3(preferred) octave scale and arpeggio: once slurred, once tongued


  • Pieces or studies for the following instruments: timpani, snare drum, xylophone or marimba, cymbals


  • Two contrasting movements or two contrasting studies (one slow, one fast)
  • 3 octave scale and arpeggio 
  • HARP – Note: Possibly minimal participation during the season, depending on the repertoire, or possibly no repertoire with harp. Repertoire decisions will be made in July.



For new students, you will need to create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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