Audition Requirements

Owensboro Symphony String Orchestra

No audition is required. Membership in the String Orchestra is by recommendation of the student’s school orchestra director or private teacher (if no school program exists). It is preferred the student have a minimum of two years of training before joining. Recommendations can be sent to OSO Education Activities Coordinator, Greg Olson at

Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra

Open Auditions for the OSYO are on Monday, August 21, 2017 from 4:00PM – 6:00PM. To arrange a time for an audition, email Mr Stites at on or before Friday, August 18, 2017. Other times are available if necessary – contact Mr Stites. 


Openings for all Orchestral Instruments

Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion

Two short contrasting studies or solos (4 minutes total)


Two major scales (your choice, multiple octives appreciated)


One chromatic scale (your choice)