Thank you for your interest in the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra.  Auditions have now closed for the 2020-2021 season.

We will be announcing audition results by July 1, 2020.

These results will be sent via email from the address

Auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be available on this page by February of 2021

Due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19 we are we will not be holding live auditions this year.

Instead we will ask all audition applicants to submit a video audition.

Once you have registered for the audition, you will receive information on how to upload your video.

For instructions on how to record your video please click here

We are pleased you are interested in auditioning for the 2020-2021 season of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra!

Please read through the following information in order to guide you through the process.  Once you reach the end you will be able to fill out the application.

Please have available
A digital photo of the student who is auditioning.
A credit card for the application fee


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Special Note about Jazz: Due to our audition and placement process, you must choose to audition for either GDYO Jazz or the Orchestral Program (all other ensembles).  You cannot audition for both.  Please read the ensemble descriptions and the audition information carefully before making your decision.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

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Application Deadlines

Applications received after the Deadline will have a $10 late fee added to the application fee and we can no longer accommodate schedule conflicts.

Woodwinds A $10 late fee will be added to all applications.March 13
Brass A $10 late fee will be added to all applicationsMarch 13
Piano (wind Symphony Only) A $10 late fee will be added to all applicationsMarch 13
PercussionA $10 late fee will be added to all applicationsMarch 20
Harp A $10 late fee will be added to all applicationsMarch 20
Strings A $10 late fee will be added to all applications.April 13
Jazz A $10 late fee will be added to all applications.April 17

Applications must be received on or before 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 have any questions, please contact the GDYO office at 214-528-7747 or email us at

2021-2022 GDYO Audition Video Submission Deadlines

Brass and WoodwindMarch 30
PercussionMarch 30
String and HarpApril 15