The Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra (MCYO) will soon begin its 2024-2025 season. We are excited to welcome back our young musicians and meet new ones. Please see our audition schedule below, and list the grade for the 24-25 school year in applications. Early auditions are scheduled for:

   Tuesday June 17 at 3:00-7:00PM

  Wednesday June 18 at 3:00-7:00PM

Season auditions Part 1 1will be on:

  Monday August 19th 1:00-6:00PM

  Tuesday  August 20th 1:00-6:00PM

  Wednesday August 21st 1:00-6:00PM

Season auditions Part 2

  September 6-9 by appointment only 

Audition Information

*No Piano Accompaniment Needed*
Youth Symphony Audition Information:  Ages 12+

Be Prepared To:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 2 minutes
  2. Play 3 two-octave major scales(Strings: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 flats, Woodwinds & Brass: play at least 1 scale with a minimum of 3 sharps)
  3. Play a short sight-reading excerpt.

Cadet Strings Audition Information:  Most Ages

Be Prepared To:

  1. Play a solo of your choosing, no more than 1 minute.
  2. Play 3 one-octave major scales of your choosing.
  3. Play a short sight-reading excerpt.

For additional questions, please contact Pamela Harvey Kizito at

Audition Form

Audition Form

Musician's Information

MCYS members are required to participate in school band or orchestra where available. If unavailable, they will need to submit a “School Participation Exemption Form” signed by their director or private teacher. If this is the case, enter N/A or Unavailable for this and the next item.
Floutists: Do you also play Piccolo?
Oboists: Do you also play English Horn?

Parent Information

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Apprentice Program

The Mid-Columbia Youth Orchestra (MCYO) Apprentice Program provides additional opportunities for students with extraordinary abilities and dedication within the MCYO organization. Students who are eligible and are accepted after the audition process will hold regular seats in the Mid-Columbia Symphony concert season, for as many concerts as their schedule allows with a minimum of two concerts. The students will have to submit an audition and must be approved by both the MCYO Director and the MCS Director. The Apprenticeship document is a version of the MCS Seated Musicians contract.
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