Audition Overview

We look forward to hearing all young musicians interested in playing with the Calos Youth Orchestras. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are providing you with two options to audition for the orchestra.

Recorded Auditions: Musicians are asked to prepare and record their performance of the audition music which can be found on our website – You can upload your performance file by providing us with a shareable link (onedrive, googledrive, etc….). Send it to You can also upload your audition video to YouTube and provide us with a link to the file. Click on this link for more information

Live Zoom Auditions: Musicians are asked to contact the Calos Office ( to arrange a live audition time. You will need access to a computer to facilitate the Zoom audition. See below for more information. Click on this link for more information

Here are some guidelines that you can use to help you prepare for your audition.

1) Interested musicians can reach us at or fill in the information form found on our website. We will be in contact with you shortly afterward.
2) All interested musicians should access the audition material that is posted on the Orchestra’s website. Download and print the information PDF for your instrument. If you have any problems with this, please contact
3) Prepare for the audition. If you are taking private lessons, consult with your teacher for help in preparing. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Grant Etchegary at We are here to help you.
4) For the Zoom audition option, the whole audition process will take no longer than fifteen minutes. During this time you will have the opportunity to perform for and speak with the artistic team of the Calos Youth Orchestras. The audition panel is extremely friendly and the audition experience is very casual. Though it is easy to say, there is really no reason to be nervous.

More information regarding the audition process, orchestral excerpts can be found here.