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Instrumental Ensemble Auditions

Auditions for All Orchestras

 Monday, January  26, 2015  5-7pm

Students may also contact the Academy of the Arts office to schedule a private audition.

Auditions are held in Echols Conference Center 

Please see below for Audition requirements.


Prelude Strings: Prelude strings is a beginner string orchestra for students grades 3 through 7. 

Academy Orchestra:  The Academy Orchestra is an intermediate orchestra for students grades 4 through 8.  The Academy Orchestra performs original compositions and arrangements of symphonic music. Academy Orchestra is by audition only!

Symphonic Orchestra:  The Symphonic Orchestra is an advanced full orchestra for students in grades 9 through age 25.  The flagship of the Youth Symphony program, the Symphony Orchestra performs standard orchestral repertoire and new compositions. The Symphony Orchestra is by audition only! 

Instrumental Ensemble Audition Requirements:


Prepared Piece/All-Region Material


To register now or for more information, please click here.  

We strongly recommend that all students enroll in private instrumental lessons.  For more information, contact the academy at (479) 788-7251 or email

For questions please contact Dr. Rosilee Walker Russell at 788-7546 or