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2017-18 Audition Dates

Auditions take place each April for the following season. Students are notified of audition results in June.

The application is now closed for the 2017-18 MYE Season.

We will still be accepting applications on a limited basis for those instruments that still have openings. Please complete the online application if you are still interested. You will be contacted in August if there is an opening for an audition.

Please do not contact the office to inquire about openings.

Audition Requirements

Singers and Instrumentalists should prepare one classical solo that demonstrates their best level of both technical and expressive abilities. This selection need not be more than 3 minutes in duration. Instrumentalists should include a second piece or additional movement if one piece does not demonstrate contrasting styles. A chromatic scale throughout the range of an instrument may also be asked. An accompanist will be provided for singers only. It is preferred that instrumentalists play without accompaniment.

Percussionists should prepare 3 solo pieces or etudes that show proficiency on snare drum, a mallet instrument, and timpani. Sticks/mallets are not provided; you must bring your own.

Sight reading/sight singing will be required of all applicants.

Michigan Youth Chamber Singers

Michigan Youth Jazz Improvisation Ensemble

Michigan Youth Symphonic Band

Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra

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