MYSO offers membership by audition into its full symphonic orchestra: strings, winds, brass, percussion, and harp. The Symphony Repertoire is specifically chosen by the conductor to challenge and broaden the scope of performance experience for our musicians. The MYSO Symphony Orchestra rehearses from 4:00pm – 6:30pm each Sunday.
Philharmonia is the second MYSO orchestra. The Philharmonia Repertoire is selected to enable musicians to grow in their musicianship and prepare them for admission into the Symphony Orchestra. The Philharmonia rehearses each Sunday from 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Membership in MYSO of Atlanta is earned through auditions, which are adjudicated by the MYSO of Atlanta conductors and other professional musicians. Placement into Symphony or Philharmonia is determined by audition. Auditions run between five and ten minutes and consist of excerpts from the upcoming season, a solo work of the musician’s choice, and scales. All new and returning members must audition for the 2016-17 season.
Applicants must complete the Membership Application, obtain audition information (see sidebar) and download and print the selected excerpts for their respective instrument. Audition times will not be assigned until the application and fees are confirmed by our office. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable.
We wish you the best luck in your preparation and look forward to meeting you at auditions! If you have any questions, please contact contact us.