Auditions for WYS and WYO
We have two orchestras, Wellington Youth Sinfonietta (WYS) , and Wellington Youth Orchestra (WYO). We audition everyone each year.
WYS is intended for players who have reached Grade 4-5 or equivalent. You apply to join by filling out the online application form, and sending us a short audio recording (about 3 minutes long, playing a piece of your choice).
WYO is intended for more advanced players who have reached approximately Grade 8 or equivalent. You apply to join by filling out the online application form, and sending us a link to a YouTube video of you playing the audition excerpts for your instrument. You also have the option of doing an in-person audition in early March. This is recommended for senior players who want to be considered for a leadership position.
You will be offered a place in one of our orchestras based on your audition performance.
If you are not sure which orchestra to apply for, please take a look at the audition excerpts for WYO on the web site, or ask your music teacher. There is no lower age limit for either orchestra. There is an upper age limit of 26.