Interested in auditioning?
We are excited that you are interested in applying for one of the GDYO ensembles. The program consists of two full orchestras, three string orchestras, a wind ensemble, a flute choir, and nine jazz combos. We want to make the process as user-friendly as possible. Please follow the steps below to walk you through the GDYO audition process and finish by filling out the online application form.
- Step 1) Read through the Audition FAQs —everyone should take the time to do this.
- Step 2) Look over the Audition Requirements (large ensemble auditions—not jazz) or proceed to the Jazz Institute Audition Information (jazz auditions).
- Step 3) Fill out the Application Form.
The fee for applying is $25 (nonrefundable).
WINDS, BRASS — MARCH 7, 2016 APPLICATION DUE
STRINGS, PERCUSSION, HARP, piano — March 28, 2016 application due
Jazz Institute — March 28, 2016 application due
You will be assigned one of these audition days. You can indicate conflicts on the application form, and we will do our best to accommodate.
|Flutes||Thursday, March 24 (6pm – 9pm)|
|Thursday, March 31 (6pm – 9pm)|
|Saxophone and Euphonium||Thursday, March 24 (6pm – 9pm)|
|Percussion, Harp and Piano (Piano - WS only!)||Saturday, April 9 (10am – 5pm)|
|All other Winds and Brass||Saturday, March 19 (9am – 8:30pm)|
|Wednesday, March 23 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Wednesday, March 30 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Thursday, April 7 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Friday, April 8 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Strings||Saturday, April 9 (10am – 3pm)|
|Wednesday, April 13(5pm – 9pm)|
|Thursday, April 14 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Friday, April 15 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Saturday, April 16 (9am – 6pm)|
|Friday, April 22 (5pm – 9:30pm)|
|Saturday, April 23 (9am – 6pm)|
|Jazz||Friday, April 1 (5:30pm – 9:30pm)|
|Saturday, April 9 (9:30am – 3pm)|
Applications must be received by the due date, otherwise a $10 late fee will be added to your application fee (and any audition date/time requests may not be able to be accommodated):
If you need to submit your application by mail rather than this website, you will need to download and print an
application and mail it to the GDYO office: 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard, Dallas, TX, 75219. (Click Here)