The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Youth Orchestras announces auditions for the 2018-2019 season.
Please see below for required application forms, audition dates, and audition excerpts. Please read all the information before filling out the application.
Students must successfully pass an audition each year. The student must be a member of his/her school instrumental music program, if provided. Wind and percussion students must be in band. String students must be in orchestra (if school has an orchestra). Non-participation in school instrumental music program requires approval from school band or orchestra director.
Musicians age 12-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Symphony (high school graduates, however, may not hold a principal chair). Musicians ages 10-19 at the time of audition are eligible for the Philharmonic (letter of recommendation from music teacher is required for students ages 10-11). Musicians younger than 10 at the time of audition may audition only for Etude or Prelude.
Rehearsals are on Monday evenings during the school year at Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences.
NEW THIS YEAR – PLEASE APPLY ONLINE! The deadline to complete this form is April 20, 2018.Audition Fee Payment
If you are unable to apply online, you may download and print the form below and return by mail by April 20, 2018.
Prelude Audition Music
Etude Audition Music
Philharmonic Strings Audition Music
Philharmonic Winds & Brass Audition Music
Symphony Strings Audition Music
Symphony Winds & Brass Audition Music