2 summer.png
2020-2021 Auditions
With the health of our students and families in mind during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are now accepting video auditions for the upcoming 2020-2021 season.
The audition submission deadline is Saturday, May 30th.

Audition Policies


Auditions are required for all ensembles.

If you need assistance in selecting an appropriate ensemble for your child, please email


Audition Requirements


All auditioning students will be asked to perform:


  1. Solo of the student's choosing

  2. Posted excerpt for the desired ensemble (select from the tabs below)



Coaching Videos

Intermezzo Excerpt Details:
The 1st excerpt is from Parade of Stars arr. by John Leavitt. The tempo is quarter note equals 108.

The 2nd excerpt is from Falconer by Doug Spata. The tempo for it is quarter note equals 170.

Students must play a solo in addition to the excerpts. No pop music or ensemble music is allowed (aka other orchestra pieces.) The minimum required level for solo is The Two Grenadiers from Suzuki book 2 or equivalent level (for bass students, Moon Over the Ruined Castle.) See your teacher if you have questions about an appropriate solo piece.

Sight-reading will be presented to the student during the audition. Notes from all strings and rhythms such as whole, half, quarter, eighth, dotted half, and a dotted quarter will be present. The student might be asked to play notes in the following keys: D, G, and C major.

Take all repeats where indicated.

Chamber Orchestra



Farandole Excerpts
violin (1st part) - measures 29-45 and 180-194
viola - measures 37-53 and 149-165
cello - measures 1-9 and 133-149
bass - measures 1-9 and 117-132

Coaching Videos

Symphony Orchestra


Coaching Videos


TYO Small Ensembles


All TYO students are encouraged to participate in our Small Ensemble program.

More details will be provided prior to registration.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram


P. O . Box 21104

Tallahassee, FL 32316-1104

© 2014 by Tallahassee Youth Orchestras. Proudly created with