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Auditioning for the YO

Talented young musicians join the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra for a number of reasons—for the challenge of playing advanced orchestral repertoire, for the opportunity to work with the world-class musicians of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, and for the chance to play with a large ensemble of musically accomplished peers. Many SLSYO musicians go on to pursue careers in music with the confidence and knowledge gained through their experience with the SLSYO, including two current members of the SLSO.

Applications for the 2023/2024 season are now closed. 

The deadline to apply was March 31, 2023. If you would like to be notified when applications open for the 24/25 season, please complete the Audition Interest Form below.

SLSYO Audition INterest Form Audition Requirements & procedures F.A.Q. 


Youth Orchestra programs are presented by:

Kathleen Clucas

And supported in part by:

G.A., Jr. and Kathryn M. Buder Charitable Foundation

Gateway Metro Federal Credit Union

ESCO Technologies Foundation

Support the YO

For more than half a century, the Youth Orchestra has provided exceptional musical opportunities to students in our region. Make your gift today and champion music education in our community.