LSYO 2019 - 2020 AUDITIONS

Auditions for the 2019 - 2020 season have been completed. At this time, violin sections are full in both the Symphony Orchestra (advanced) and Concert Orchestra (intermediate).


There are still a few openings for:  viola, cello, string bass, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

There are also a few openings in Prelude Strings.  Participants in Prelude Strings must have one year of experience with a private teacher (Suzuki Book 2 & 3 Equivalent.)

Video auditions may be submitted by contacting LSYO general manager, Pink Tan at

Excerpts for All Musicians

Prepare two excerpts of your own choosing from solo repertoire, etudes or orchestral excerpts, not to exceed a total of FIVE minutes of playing that demonstrate technical facility, tone quality, musical expression.  


Excerpt requirement for String Players trying out for Symphony Orchestra
(advanced orchestra)

If you are a string player trying out for the Symphony Orchestra (advanced orchestra) prepare the excerpt below for your audition.  This excerpt also serves as the Chair Test piece as well!

Prelude from Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg by Richard Wagner


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LSYO Policy

In support of school music programs, members of LSYO are required to participate in at least one large ensemble at their school. Reasonable exemptions will be considered for musician whose academic schedules present unavoidable conflicts with school ensemble participation (i.e. AOS, AET or MATA) The signature of a school academic advisor will be required in any such case. Home-schooled students and students whose schools do not have a relevant ensemble for their instrument, are also exempted.



Annual tuition includes all rehearsals as well as master classes/intensive training from professional musicians. Annual tuition is due by the first rehearsal the student attends.  A $50 sibling discount is offered for additional students in the LSYO program. Payment plans may be arranged by emailing Karen Knobloch, Loudoun Symphony Executive Director at  


Prelude Strings - $475

Concert Orchestra - $500

Symphony Orchestra - $550 


To arrange an audition, please use the Eventbrite Link.  There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee.

Audition Registration