Auditions 2019

Orchestra Subscription and Audition Deposit

The basic subscription to WYS and WYO for 2019 is $517.50 ($450 + GST). An audition deposit of $230 ($200 + GST) is payable on audition application. The audition deposit is fully refundable in the event that we are unable to offer you a place in either orchestra.

The $287.50 ($250 + GST) balance of the subscription is due after successful audition and is payable by the end of April. We offer a $57.50 ($50 + GST) discount for balance payments made on or before 31st March.

We will send an invoice to your e-mail address for the audition deposit and, later, an invoice for the subscription balance. Payments against these invoices are due immediately. You can make a payment into the WYOs Kiwibank account: 38-9019-0797014-00. Please give your full name and invoice number as the reference.

In cases of financial hardship, you can also apply for a partial or full fees scholarship. If you wish to apply then please contact us or e-mail us at admin@wyos.org.nz.

Please contact the Auditions Manager at admin@wyos.org.nz if you have any questions about the auditions process.

Wellington Youth Sinfonietta Auditions 2019

Auditioning for WYS this year has a new format. This year we would like you submit a 3–4 minute audio recording of you playing a favourite piece or extract rather than attending a live audition. The idea is to remove the pressure and nervousness that may arise from a live audition, and to give you the best chance to demonstrate your playing skills.

Your audio recording will be reviewed by our audition panel and, on the basis of their judgement, they will decide on offering you a place in WYS for the 2019 season. You may upload your audio recording at WYS Audio Audition Upload. Alternatively, if it easier for you to make a video recording then please follow the instructions below for WYO for uploading your video to YouTube and sending us a link to it. You can insert the link into the application form or e-mail it to us later.

If your playing is of exceptional standard, the audition panel may refer you to the auditions for a place in Wellington Youth Orchestra (WYO). In that case you should prepare the WYO Audition Excerpts for your instrument.

Please apply for audition by completing the Wellington Youth Sinfonietta Audition Application Form. You will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail, an invoice for the Audition Deposit and full details of the audition process.

Please note that your recording will be reviewed by the audition panel only after payment of the Audition Deposit has been received. Please arrange to pay the $230 ($200 + GST) Audition Deposit into the WYOs Kiwibank bank account 38-9019-0797014-00. Please give your full name and invoice number as the reference.

In any case it is essential that you complete the audition application form so that we have up to date details and know that you wish to join the orchestra this year.

Please contact the Auditions Manager at admin@wyos.org.nz if you have any questions about the auditions process.

Wellington Youth Orchestra Auditions 2019

This year we running a trial giving you the option of submitting a video audition instead of a live audition. This option is open to all WYO applicants except for those who wish to be considered for section principal or concertmaster positions. If you wish to be considered for one of these positions you must audition in person on Sunday 3rd March. Details of how to submit your video recording are given below.

You can view and download the WYO audition excerpts from Audition Excerpts 2019.

Please apply for audition by completing the Wellington Youth Orchestra Audition Application Form. You will receive an acknowledgement by e-mail, an invoice for the Audition Deposit and full details of the audition process.

Please prepare a video recording of you playing the full Audition Excerpts for your Instrument. Please start your recording by saying your name and date of birth so that we may be sure to identify you from the recording. The recording must be made in one take with no edits or cuts. Video recordings made on a smart phone will be acceptable. Please submit your video recording via YouTube:

  1. Go to YouTube
  2. If you do not already have a YouTube account then create an account
  3. Sign in to YouTube
  4. Select Upload
  5. Set the privacy settings for the video to ‘unlisted’ (very important)
  6. Upload your audition video
  7. E-mail the link to the uploaded video to admin@wyos.org.nz or provide it via the Youth Orchestra Audition Application Form

You can insert the link into the application form or e-mail it to us later. Please make sure that we have the audition recording by 1st March at the latest. Thank you.

In any case it is essential that you complete the audition application form so that we have up to date details and know that you wish to join the orchestra this year.

Please contact the Auditions Manager at admin@wyos.org.nz if you have any questions about the auditions process.