All audition requests must be submitted through our website www.smyoc.org
SMYOC has a 2-tier orchestral progam. The upper tier, known as the Youth Orchestra, allows its musicians to choose which of 2 rehearsal locations they would like to attend: Leonardtown or Prince Frederick. The same repertoire is rehearsed weekly at each location; the 2 groups join together for performances to make one large Youth Orchestra on a single stage. The Youth Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra, containing string, woodwind, brass and percussion sections, and is suited to experienced students who play at Level 4 or better; applicants up to age 20 may be accepted. The lower tier, known as the Preparatory Strings Orchestra welcomes less experienced students who play violin, viola, cello or bass at Level 2 or above. The Prep Orchestra rehearses weekly as a single group, at a rehearsal location in either Calvert or St. Mary's counties. Don't hesitate to apply now to ensure you can join us this year!