Audition for TYO Mid-year Auditions

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TYO Mid-Year Auditions 2020

Mid-year auditions will be held Saturday 18 July in Hobart. Registrations close Monday 13 July.

  • Registration is essential and registrations close Monday 13 July. Please register here.
  • All TYO ensembles have some remaining vacancies for 2020. (If there is no vacancy for your instrument and level, we will contact you on receiving your audition registration.
  • For young musicians new to TYO, there is an audition and registration fee of $40.
  • Current TYO musicians may choose to audition for vacancies in more advanced ensembles. There is no fee for these auditions but registration remains essential.
  • Successful candidates will commence rehearsals with their TYO ensemble on Saturday 24 July.

Audition requirements

Auditions will be up to 10 minutes in duration. In your audition, you will be asked to demonstrate your technical ability and musicianship in the following ways.

  1. Play a short excerpt (provided to you up to two weeks prior) from the current repertoire of the ensemble you wish to apply to.
  2. Perform, unaccompanied, a short piece (three minutes or less) of your own choosing. You should select a piece that best demonstrates your level and abilities – but we recommend you choose something you know you can play well under pressure.
  3. Play two scales with the greatest level of proficiency you can demonstrate. Choose your tempo and octave range according to your ability and if possible, vary your articulation between scales.
  4. Undertake a short piece of sight reading. (Provided.
Other useful details

Auditions are held in Hobart: the venue will be advised when your audition is confirmed.

An accompanist is neither required nor permitted in auditions.

Applicants should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to their audition time for registration and warm up. (A warm-up room will be available.)

Parents are not permitted in the audition room; however they may assist their children in the warm-up room.

Further information will be provided with confirmation of your audition time. Read our Audition and Selection Policy here.

For any other questions, please contact us

Audition fees

Once an audition time has been confirmed, applicants will be issued with an invoice for the fee of $40 per audition. Please note the audition fee is not negotiable and must be paid prior to the audition. (Payments can be made online prior or by cash or eftpos on the day of the audition.) Applicants who have not paid will not be allowed to audition. Financial assistance is available for participation fees; but is not applicable to audition fees.

Audition outcomes 

The audition assessor/s will discuss placement decisions with TYO's General Manager following the audition and applicants will be advised of their audition outcome, either immediately (in person) for late auditions, or by email. Please note that TYO may advise an offer of placement as an audition outcome; but TYO does not release audition ‘scores’. Scores are confidential to the panel. 

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