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.
Auditions being scheduled on request.
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, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
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 email@example.com
for more information.
Fall: Sunday Nov 22, 2015
Winter: Sunday March 13, 2016
Spring: Sunday May 22, 2016.
For more information on Tuition, click here.
To read about our Conductors, click here.
For other valuable information, see our "Member Handbook".