The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra To Hold Auditions

The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra will hold auditions for its 2015-2016 season at the end of October, with date and location to be determined. All new and returning members must audition.

The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra provides students an opportunity to create music together in an orchestra setting as they improve reading and ensemble skills, perform standard orchestral literature and have fun.

QAYO candidates must be in grades 7-12 (qualified 6th graders are welcome) and have at least three years of playing experience. The audition is required to determine proficiency on the student’s instrument and to assign seating within the orchestra. Membership may be limited to maintain a proper balance of instruments in the orchestra. String players are especially encouraged to audition. All students are encouraged to use audition material used for IMEA or school seating auditions.

Those selected to the QAYO will rehearse from November through March and perform in two concerts: A side-by-side performance with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra at 3 pm Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at Morrison Theater in Quincy Junior High and at their own spring concert, with date and location to be determined.

Tuition for the 2015-2016 season will be $60, with payment plans and tuition assistance available to qualified members.

New and returning Youth Symphony members should watch for further information regarding audition date. For more information visit or call 217-222-2856.