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Details on auditioning for Atlanta Symphony chorus, youth orchestra


Musicians take note: Here are details on auditioning for the Atlanta Symphony orchestra and youth chorus:

  • The 200-voice ASO Chorus will hold auditions for the 2015-16 season on Aug. 23 and 24. The chorus and 60-singer ASO Chamber Chorus are all-volunteer groups. Requisites for auditioning include previous choral experience, music-reading ability and availability to meet the schedule. Rehearsals are held 7:30-10 p.m. Mondays, with nightly rehearsals during choral performance weeks. Auditions are by appointment only. Information and to make an appointment: 404-733-4876, asochorus.org.
  • Applications are now available for the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO). Each year, more than 300 instrumentalists audition for one of the 120 seats in this elite youth ensemble open to rising eighth to 12th grade students in good standing with their school’s music program. Applications are available at www.aso.org/asyoapplication. Deadline for online submissions: Aug. 13. Auditions will be held Aug. 22 to Sept. 3.

Under music director Joseph Young, the ASYO will kick off its 41st season with an Overture Concert on Nov. 15 in Symphony Hall. Other concerts include the Crescendo Concert on March 13, 2016; and a Finale Concert on May 8, 2016.


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