Audition Overview

We look forward to hearing all young musicians interested in playing with the Calos Youth Orchestras. We are providing you with two options to audition for Calos.

Live Auditions: Click on this link for more information

Recorded Auditions: 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 Audition Request 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 live audition option, the whole 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 might be easy to say, there is no reason to be nervous.

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