Audition Info

This information is for the new Woodlands Area Youth Symphony (W.A.Y.S.) If you are an adult musician interested in a volunteer playing position with the WSO, please navigate to Auditions.

    • Youth auditions are open to all students grades 7-12 public, private and home school. This FULL ORCHESTRA encompasses the Woodlands, Oak Ridge, Magnolia, Tomball, Klein, Spring, Conroe, Willis and Montgomery. However, if you are from outside this area and willing to commute to rehearsals in the Woodlands, please audition also.
    • You are required to submit a video recording to by or before June 30, 2016 , fill out the contact information and pay the non-refundable $15.00 application fee. Auditions will continue throughout the summer with another deadline of July 31 and the closing deadline of August 31. Positions will be filled by quality of musicianship AND by application dates with limited seating – especially in the winds. Do not procrastinate and miss the date!
    • AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR RECORDING STATE YOUR NAME/GRADE/SCHOOL. A decent tablet or cell phone will suffice. You will email your audition to You may also upload the recording to Dropbox, One Drive, Drive (Google) and share the link, also to If you have recording questions, please send an email in advance and we will assist you to the best of our ability. The WSO embraces technology as we advance the next generation of symphony musicians. It would be virtually impossible to hold a convenient audition time/place/date for everyone. However, we have the ability for virtual auditions and our committee will meet to watch/listen to your recordings.
    • Students that performed Firebird and Final Fantasy last season with the WSO do not have to re-audition for the 2016-17. Students that were not selected last season for the side-by-side concert will re-audition but do not have to pay the application fee. All new students must complete the audition form, application fee and submit a recording.
    • Please navigate to the W.A.Y.S. Handbook Tab for detailed information including audition requirements, rehearsals, concerts and tuition.

Remember to fill out and submit the application found on the W.A.Y.S. page.
Use the “Pay Now” button here for your $15 application fee.

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