Relaunching this fall!

The Guelph Symphony Youth Orchestra will rehearse on campus, at the University of Guelph starting mid October. Rehearsals will be on Fridays from 4-6pm. Admission is by audition. In addition to rehearsing challenging orchestral repertoire, musicians will receive regular coaching and mentoring from the professional musicians of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra.

 GYSO musicians will present two public concerts, perform side-by-side with the GSO and perform in various outreach concerts as opportunities arise.

Audition Steps


If you are a young musician under the age of 28, we encourage you to apply! Follow the simple steps below to complete the application process.

Step 1
Fill out our 2022/23 Application Form

Step 2
Download a pdf of your audition repertoire for your instrument below!

Step 3
When you are ready, record your video and upload it to YouTube. Be sure to make your video unlisted. Video recordings must be one continuous take.

And just like that, you’re all done!

Submit your video link  to Catherine at no later than October 1, 2022


What level do I have to have reached to be eligible to audition for the orchestra? Applicants are accepted into the orchestra based on their performance in their audition.  The excerpts reflect the skill level required to participate.

What if I’ve taken a break from my instrument during the last two years and am not in top form? Should I still audition?

ABSOLUTELY! We recognize that this has been a challenging time for young musicians.

Is there a fee to audition? No!

What is tuition to be in the orchestra? Tuition fees are $150 per term (there are two terms).

When will rehearsals start? October 21, 2022. Each term has six rehearsals and a performance and runs in tandem with the university calendar.

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35 Woolwich St

Guelph, ON

N1H 3V1


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