The students of Oklahoma Youth Orchestras receive high-level instruction from incredible local music educators, weekly rehearsals and several performances per season, and the chance to interact with amazing guest artists and clinicians. All OKYO Members audition every year, and this year auditions will be submitted online in three windows by May 15, June 15, and July 15. Financial aid and simple payment plans make it possible for anyone to participate, so we encourage all interested students to audition! Please read on to learn more. If you then have any questions, please contact our Program Manager of Students and Families.
Note to returning students: The process may have changed since your last audition, so be sure to read through the processes and requirements below!
Preguntas? Envíe un correo electrónico al gerente del programa Francisco Venegas.
Our programs cater to a wide range of age and skill levels. Our offerings for string, wind, brass, and percussion students span young middle school students with a year or more of experience to the most advanced high school students. There are no strict age requirements for membership in any of our ensembles, but age may be a factor in the placement process. Only students performing on instruments relevant to our programs are eligible for membership.
Important: All members of OKYO are required to participate in their school’s music program if one is available to them. OKYO is not a replacement for the daily practice and instruction provided by local music educators. An enrollment check will be performed to confirm your enrollment in your school’s music program unless special arrangements are made between the OKYO Program Manager and the director of the school ensemble. This policy does not apply to homeschool/online students, or to students whose schools do not offer a relevant music program.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: July 15
There are no costs or fees to submit an audition!
We are only accepting video auditions at this time. File formats accepted: MOV, MP4, AVI, QT, AMV, M4V, HEVC
All audition videos will be judged in late July after the final audition window has closed, and placement results will be sent in mid August. Please pick the submission date that best fits your summer schedule, and know that the month you choose to submit will have no bearing on your placement in our OKYO ensembles.
Use the form below to submit your audition registration and upload your audition video.
Our second audition window has closed! The final audition window opens July 1-15.