Dearborn Youth Symphony 2020-21 Audition Request
Dearborn Youth Symphony Audition Requirements for the 2020-21 Season
The following is the process to submit your information and audition video for next season. If you are a returning member that is planning on staying in the same ensemble that you were in last season, you only need to submit the Google form and you are not required to submit an audition video. Returning members that are interested in moving up an ensemble (Strings to Concert, Concert to Symphony), you will need to complete the form and submit the link to your YouTube video. All new musicians are required to include their Youtube video.
**All videos must be submitted by Wednesday June 24, 2020.
Since you will be creating your own video, you may record and re-record until you are satisfied.
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please read the attached information that outlines what you are expected to perform for your audition, including Scales. You will perform Scales and a music piece of your choosing.
MAKING YOUR VIDEO
You can make your video using any space that works for you, we suggest trying it first and listen to the quality of sound on your video and then decide if the room you are in works best. Please follow these instructions to submit just one video that includes the scales and your solo piece.
If you do not have one, create a YouTube account using the YouTube app (you’ll need a Google account first) or visit the site. Directions on how to create an account.
Have someone help you record your audition. Make sure you are clearly visible and the stand is not in front of you. The video must clearly show the musician’s face, hands, and instrument. Instructions on how to upload your video on various devices.
At the beginning of your video, please state the following before you play:
“Hello, my name is __________.”
“Last year I was in DYS in (which ensemble or conductor)_____________” or “I am new to DYS.”
“I will be playing the ______ and the _______scales”
“The piece(s) I am performing is/are… (state the names of the piece(s) and composer(s))."
Once you’ve recorded yourself, name the video like this: DYS Audition 2020 Instrument, Last name, First name.
You will also have to change the video's privacy settings from “Public” to “Unlisted,” which is done in the field below where you renamed it. You will want to have your privacy settings of your video set as “Unlisted,” not “Private” or "Public.” In this way, DYS will be able to share the link with the conductors who will be reviewing your video. Only our audition team with this “Unlisted” link will be able to access your audition. Help on changing your video's privacy settings.
Submit your information and video via the form below.
New auditioning musicians can find links to our Facebook page and audition requirements below and should refer to the ensemble descriptions below to help them determine which group to audition for.
Please feel free to email us at
, or send us a Facebook message if you have any questions or need help.
All ensembles rehearse on Mondays from September to May.
String Orchestra is a beginning level group comprised of string instruments only. (Violin, viola, cello, and bass) Rehearsal 5:30-6:30pm.
Concert Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of intermediate level musicians who play standard orchestral arrangements. Rehearsal 5:30-7:00pm
Intermediate and Advanced Flute Choirs are unique ensembles featuring flutists who perform arrangements in a group setting. Advanced rehearses 6:15-7:15pm, Intermediate 7:00-8:00pm.
Symphony Orchestra is a full orchestra comprised of advanced musicians who perform professional orchestral repertoire. Rehearsal 7:15-9:00pm
Musician's First Name
Musician's Last Name
Current DYS Status
If you are a returning member, what ensemble/s were you a member of last season?
Intermediate Flute Choir
Advanced Flute Choir
If you are a returning DYS member are you auditioning to move up an ensemble, i.e., String Orchestra to Concert or Concert Orchestra to Symphony Orchestra?
Not Applicable (New Member)
Audition Video Link
How many years have you played your primary instrument?
Secondary Instrument (if applicable)
Parent/Guardian Phone Number
Member Phone Number
2nd Parent/Guardian Email
Grade for the 2020-21 School Year
Please read the following Dearborn Youth Symphony policies. Checking the boxes below will be confirmation that the parent and/or DYS member have read and agree with the following Dearborn Youth Symphony policies.
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