Audition Application Form

WYOS 2018 Audition Application Form

Nota Bene: Applications for WYS and WYO for the 2018 season will open shortly. Meanwhile, if you have any questions then please contact us.

Entry to both orchestras is by annual audition before a joint WYO/WYS audition panel. You are expected to play a selection from the audition excerpts, plus some sight-reading. WYO woodwind and brass players should also prepare a solo piece of your own choice, lasting no more than five minutes.

You should indicate which orchestra that you would like to be considered for, but the offer of a place in one or other orchestra will be made by the panel on the basis of the whole audition (including sight-reading).

Orchestra subscriptions: The annual subscription is $450. Full-time university students qualify for a $200 subsidy. A refundable audition deposit of $200 must be paid before an audition time slot will be allocated to you. The $250 balance of the subscription is due by 30 April. Payments of the balance made before 31 March qualify for a $50 early-payment discount.

We also offer fees subsidies (up to 100%) in cases of hardship. Please contact the Board Chair, Anne French, on 021 516372 or by e-mail to discuss in confidence.

The audition extracts will be available shortly for download. This will give you an opportunity to prepare the pieces and to discuss them with your music teacher.

Please Note: We will allocate you an audition time slot only when your audition deposit has been received into the WYOS bank account. The audition deposit is fully refundable in the event that you are not offered a place in either orchestra. In cases of hardship, you can also apply for a partial or full fees discount when you send us your application.

Making payments of the audition deposits and orchestra subscriptions: you will receive an invoice to your e-mail address from our accounting system at Xero. This will contain full payment instructions. Please make audition payments in a timely fashion so that we can allocate you an audition slot as close to your preference as possible.