How do I apply for an audition?
You will find the most up-to-date information on our website - for all 28 EU Member States.
You can also find information on the application process here.
What is the age limit for applying to EUYO?
You must be aged between 16 and 26 years of age when applying for auditions.
I am from a European country that is not a member of the EU. Can I still apply?
Unfortunately, we can only accept applicants from the 28 EU Member States.
I am from the UK. Am I still able to apply for the EUYO?
UK players ARE STILL eligible to apply in the autumn of 2017 for the EUYO 2018 Orchestra. The arrangement for future years will depend on the details of the agreement negotiated between the EU and the UK.
I am not from a European Country. Can I apply?
We only accept applications from EU Member State musicians.
I am already working for a professional orchestra. Am I still able to audition for the EUYO?
Absolutely. Many of our members play with professional orchestras and ensembles.
I do not attend a Music College/Academy or study for a degree in music. Can I still audition?
Yes, we accept applications from musicians, even if music is not your chosen academic path.
Can I audition on more than one instrument?
Yes, you can apply for more than one audition, for multiple instruments.
Preparing for your audition:
What do I need to bring to my audition?
You will need to bring your instrument and your national identification or passport (ID).
What music will I need to prepare for my audition?
You will need to prepare a solo work and excerpts of popular orchestral works, which can be found here
Please note that the excerpts may change from year to year.
Will the EUYO pay my travel fare to and from the audition city if I do not live or study there?
As we get hundreds of applicants in each country, sadly we cannot pay your travel to and from the audition.
I’ve been given an audition slot that I’m no longer able to make. What do I do?
Be professional: if you cannot attend your audition, please contact Christina Hemmer at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
At the audition:
I’m running late for my audition. Who do I let know?
Please get in touch with both the venue and Christina Hemmer as soon as possible. All contact information will be sent out when your audition is confirmed.
I’m unwell and won’t be able to make my audition. Can I reschedule?
Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that you will be able to reschedule your audition if you cannot make it in the first instance.
Where can I warm up?
There will be a warm up room provided at all audition venues. There is also someone who will show you the way, if you can’t find it.
After your audition:
When will I hear back about whether I’ve been accepted or not?
You will hear from us at the beginning of January, 2017.
Where can I view my audition video?
Unfortunately, we cannot make the audition videos available. They are only for the panel members to help the decision-making process.
Can I get feedback from my audition?
No, due to the large number of auditions we cannot offer individual feedback.
I have been asked back for a final audition. What does this mean?
In some countries auditions are conducted in two rounds: preliminary and final auditions.
If you are called for a final audition, you are one step closer to joining the EUYO.
I’ve been accepted into the EUYO, now what?
Congratulations! This means you are an EUYO member for the Spring and Summer Tour (orchestration permitting), as well as any chamber projects you may be asked to join for the next calendar year.
Are there any costs that I have to pay as a Member?
There is no membership fee for being part of the EUYO. Moreover, once accepted as a Member, the EUYO pays for the costs of train or flight travel to and from EUYO projects, all EUYO music teaching and tutor costs, and accommodation and food costs incurred as part of our projects. You will still be responsible for the insurance of your instrument (unless we provide the instrument) and any separately incurred incidental costs.
I’ve been put on the 'reserve list'.
This means that should one of our Members not be able to make a specific tour, you may be asked to join the EUYO that tour.
I haven’t been accepted into the EUYO.
Competition is very tough with a few thousand candidates each year.
Please do not be disheartened, keep practicing and we invite you to audition again next year.