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By: Editor  Published: 9/19/2014

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Everett Youth Symphony Orchestras.

The Everett Youth Symphony is comprised of two skill-graded orchestras and two chamber orchestras for advances students. All are led by outstanding professional conductors and music educators. EYSO orchestras rehearse every Monday during the school year and present three public concerts throughout the season. EYSO provides exciting challenges and opportunities to every young musician from the beginner to the advanced.

Placement in a group is based upon skill and experience as demonstrated in the audition. Returning musicians must audition each year.

EYSO 2014-15 season auditions will be held

Saturday, August 23 9am - 5pm

Saturday September 13th 9am - 5pm

Make up auditions:

   Monday September 22nd, 5pm - 6:30pm.

(other audition times by appointment)

(If you have concerns or questions about these dates, please contact us at board@everettyouthsymphony.org.)

Online registration will open after July 1, 2014.

To register:

To schedule an audition appointment, complete the online REGISTRATION FORM. Once the application is processed you will receive an email confirming the date and time of your audition. Please contact us if you do not receive a reply within a week.

If you have questions, please contact EYSO Auditions Coordinator Deborah McKenna at 425-258-2028, auditions@everettyouthsymphony.org for more information.


Audition Requirements

At the audition, you will be asked to:

  • Play a 2-3 octave major and minor scale
  • Play a 2-3 minute unaccompanied solo piece representative of your skills
  • Sight read a brief passage of music selected by the adjudicators.

Please select and print the file that corresponds to your instrument and use this information to prepare for your audition. These instructions specify the scales, solo, sight reading, and additional requirements for each instrument.

String players: To be eligible for a particular orchestra, you must play the requirements listed for that group.


Click here to download a sheet with helpful Audition Preparation Tips.

Additional Information


Rehearsals begin in September and continue through the end of the season in May, observing Monday holidays and school closures as scheduled by the Mukilteo School District. Rehearsals are held at Kamiak High School Performing Arts Center and begin at 6:00pm for all orchestras.


EYSO performs three public concerts each season. All concerts  are held at The PUD Auditorium, 2320 California St. Everett, WA 98201, unless otherwise noted. Contact us at membership@everettyouthsymphony.org  for more information.

Fall: Sunday Dec 7, 2014
Winter: Sunday March 22, 2015
Spring: Saturday May 16, 2015 .


For more information on Tuition, click here.


To read about our Conductors, click here.

For other valuable information, see our "Member Handbook".

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