1. How do I apply?

Download all the Audition Packet Files (top of this page). 

Fill out & mail the application with your check to the GYO address:

GYO -Application, PO Box 4401, Glendale, CA 91222-0401

2. How Much Does It Cost?

The Audition Fee is $30 and is non-refundable. Annual Tuition costs $800 per student. A $300 deposit is due upon acceptance.
The remainding balance of $500 must be paid in full at the first rehearsal.
Alternatively, the $500 balance may be split into two payments of $250,
with the first payment due
 at the first rehearsal, and the second due on November 4th, 2018
This includes tuition for the entire season, concert tickets and CDs for each of the concerts.
Additional payment plans can be arranged with the orchestra manager as needed.

3. Are there any other costs or requirements?

Parents are required to volunteer with any aspect of the orchestra program they choose.
If their schedules cannot accommodate this requirement, they can make a donation of $100(due at 1st rehearsal) to the GYO instead.
All parents are also expected to help in some way with the Silent Auctions prior to each concert.

4. If I Cannot Afford It, What Can I Do?

There are some scholarships available. Please check the box on the application form that asks if you are interested in a scholarship.
Scholarships are awarded on a need basis and occasionally on a merit basis.
Both parent's current Federal and State tax returns are required and due with the application on or before the first rehearsal.


See FAQs, just below.

Email us: GYO@earthlink.net

Glendale Youth Orchestra

Open Tuition Payment, any amount

GYO Tuition Options 2018-19

Audition Location

Forest Lawn - Hall of Liberty

6300 Forest Lawn Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90068


Please plan to arrive 20 minutes before your audition so you have time
to relax and warm up

How To Apply

Download the Audition Packet Files, below, print & fill out the application and mail it with your $30 check to:

GYO - Application

P.O. Box 4401

Glendale, CA 91222-0401

Audition Packet Files:

GYO Information Brochure  

GYO Application

Conductor's Letter To Teachers

Music Excerpts

Audition Suggestions and Hints

Audition Requirements:

  • Play a short solo piece of their choice that best demonstrates their level of achievement, (no accompanist or memorization is necessary)

  • Play the appropriate EXCERPTS for 2018-19 season

  • Sight Read

  • Play a major or relative harmonic minor scale in any key, (up to 5 sharps or flats)