Pakachoag Music School Audition Day
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The Worcester Youth Orchestras and Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester are pleased to offer Pakachoag students and families a special discount and audition day. Students who are enrolled in lessons, group classes or other programs at Pakachoag will receive a audition fee waiver ($35) when they sign up for an audition at Pakachoag Music School's Irving Street location in Worcester. As an added bonus, WYO will waive the new student registration fee ($50) if you are accepted into one of WYO's ensembles and decide to join the WYO program. That's a total of $85 in discounts just for Pakachoag students and families! Please note, this discount is only applicable if you audition on this day.
Who can audition?
- All students (20 and under) pursuing string, wind, brass, harp, piano and percussion are eligible to audition.
- Students who are enrolled in a public or private school, or home-school programs and/or community music schools.
What should I bring to my audition?
- Your instrument
- Mallets (Percussion Only)
- 2 copies of the solo piece(s) you will perform
How long is the audition?
Auditions are generally 10 minutes in length.
How do I sign up & chose my time?
You will be presented with available slots once you complete the Audition Registration Form.
Who is in the audition?
Auditions are private and are conducted by the WYO staff, including the various WYO ensemble conductors.
What is the cost to participate in WYO?
'18-'19 Tuition (Anticipated):
Symphony Orchestra: $700
Philharmonic Orchestra: $700
String Orchestra: $200
Wind Ensemble: $700
Jazz Program: $700
Baroque Orchestra: $150 ($200 for students who don't enroll in WYSO) per session
Clarinet & Flute Choir: $150 per session
No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. ALL WYO students receive an automatic tuition subsidy ($890) through the generosity of our supporters. Families seeking additional financial aid or scholarships should contact the Artistic Director by email.
Additional aid includes:
- Flexible payment plans
- Need Based Financial Aid
- Merit Scholarships (for outstanding talent)
- Internships & Work-study
- Special Scholarships are available for Double Bass & Bassoon
Audition Requirements (click below)
Baroque Orchestra - Please use the Symphony Guidelines
Clarinet & Flute Choir - Please use the Wind Ensemble Guidelines
Honors Program - Please use the Symphony Guidelines plus 2 Letters of Recommendation
See the Honors Program for more details or email the Artistic Director
When do the ensembles rehearse?
Our Season runs September to May, with ensembles rehearsing each week. In general, WYO follows the public school calendar in regards to holidays and vacations.
Symphony Orchestra, 2pm to 5pm
Philharmonic Orchestra, 3pm to 5pm
String Orchestra, 2pm to 3pm
Auburn High School
Jazz, 6pm to 8:30pm
Holy Name Catholic High School, Worcester
Wind Ensemble, 6pm to 8pm
Auburn High School