Auditions are open to all area string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students, up to age 22. We encourage students of all musical levels to audition and participate in the East Texas Youth Orchestra to build orchestral experience, broaden their musical talents and repertoire, and simply to make beautiful music with friends. For more information about the audition requirements, please read below.

​To audition for either Symphony or Philharmonic, click here.

To audition for the Jazz Academy, click here.

​Should you need further assistance, feel free to contact us at director@etyo.org or by phone at (903) 952-ETYO. 

Philharmonic Orchestra

Open to interested students studying strings, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments with a minimum of one year prior instruction (class or private) generally entering the 7th through 9th grades. For more information about audition requirements, click here.

Symphony Orchestra 

Open to interested high school and college students up to age 22 studying all strings, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.  For more information about audition requirements, click here.

Jazz Academy

The Jazz Academy is open to students between entering the 8th through 12th grade that is currently enrolled in their school program. Participation for the ensemble is based on audition with consideration to the following instruments: piano, bass (electric and/or upright), guitar, drum set, saxophone, trumpet, and trombone. For more information, click here.