Students in the Youth Orchestras program come from the Fox Valley region and represent the best teaching and talent throughout the area. We are therefore proud to support orchestra and band instruction at all levels. The Youth Orchestras ensembles are open by auditions to Fox Valley area students in April of each year. Please contact the FVS office at 920-968-0300 for additional information or to receive the brochure.

Membership is by audition only. Auditions are open to students who are prepared to make a commitment to an ambitious schedule of rehearsals and performances. Auditions take place at Lawrence University. Auditions are about 10 minutes in length and are heard by the Youth Orchestra music director and the conductors of Concert Orchestra and Philharmonia.

For our Spring Auditions, you must have a 3-minute solo prepared (no accompaniment).
  • For Youth and Concert Orchestras, the solo should be from either the WSMA Class A solo list, or something equivalent in difficulty and skill.
  • For Percussion: Should prepare two solos from WSMA Class A solo list, or something equivalent in difficulty and skill, for both snare drum and a mallet instrument of their choice such as xylophone, vibraphone or marimba.
  • You will also be asked to play scales, as listed below.

Audition Information
We are currently accepting Auditions for the Spring 2022 semester for all three orchestras. For more information, please request a video audition today!


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