YSU Youth Orchestra

2022-2023 Audition Schedule

Photo of the Youth Orchestra in black tie attire on the stage at Stambaugh Stadium. A Christmas wreath hangs on the back wall.

Audition Information

The Youngstown State University Youth Orchestra is open to all area students, ages 13-18, by audition and presents two concerts annually. To audition for the 2022-23 season, please submit a video audition link performing a solo of your choice to this Google Form.

Audition videos are due by the end of day on August 29, 2022. Make sure the video shows you in the frame and that the audio does not sound distorted before submitting.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Butler at mbutler03@ysu.edu.


2022-2023 Tentative Rehearsal Schedule

DATE EVENT
August 29 Audition videos due
September 12 Rehearsal
September 19 Rehearsal
September 26 Rehearsal
October 3 Rehearsal
October 10 Rehearsal
October 17 Rehearsal
October 24 Rehearsal
October 31 Rehearsal
November 7 Rehearsal
November 14 Rehearsal
November 21 Rehearsal
November 28 Rehearsal
December 4

Concert – 4:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium
Dress Rehearsal – 12:00-3:00 pm

January 9 Rehearsal
January 16 No Rehearsal - Martin Luther King Holiday
January 23 Rehearsal
January 30 Rehearsal
February 6 Rehearsal
February 13 Rehearsal
February 20 No Rehearsal - President's Day
February 27 Rehearsal
March 6 Rehearsal
March 13 Rehearsal
March 20 Rehearsal
March 27 Rehearsal
April 3 Rehearsal
April 10 Rehearsal
April 17

Likely no rehearsal due to spring breaks for most area schools

April 24 Rehearsal
April 30 Concert – 4:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium
Dress Rehearsal – 12:00-3:00 pm

The Youngstown State University Youth Orchestra is open to all area students, ages 13-18, by audition and presents two concerts annually. Dr. Michael S. Butler, Youth Orchestra Music Director and Richard Smrek, Assistant Director, are retained by the Youngstown State University to provide artistic leadership.