WYOs Online Audition Applications 2018
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 for which orchestra you would like to be considered, 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).
Audition excerpts: Applicants to WYO should prepare the WYO music extracts for your audition. You will also be asked to do some sight reading. You can download the appropriate extracts for your instrument from WYO Audition Extracts 2018.
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.
Please note that we will allocate you an audition time slot only when your audition deposit has been received into the WYOS bank account.
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.
Please submit your audition application by completing the WYOs Audition Application Form.