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The KYO wouldn’t be possible without the support of donations and our generous supporters.

Want to support the KYO? Please contact Karen Augustin, President, by e-mail: info@thekyo.org or phone: 705-292-0477

You can donate directly through CanadaHelps.org.

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Auditions and Recruitment

2016/2017 Orchestra Member Auditions

We hope you will audition for the Orchestra.

Auditions can be scheduled upon request. We are looking for all sections, including strings, winds, brass and percussion. Send an e-mail to info@thekyo.org or contact Ann Millen, recruitment facilitator, at akmillen@sympatico.ca or (705)927-0768 to help guide you through the audition process.

To learn more about auditions, please check the KYO Audition FAQ

Technical requirements of an audition:

    • two solo pieces of your choice, one slow and melodic and one at a quicker tempo. An accompanist is not required.
    • a 3 octave scale of your choice for string players, a 2 octave scale for winds and brass.
    • sight-reading.
    • You must bring a copy of your music even if you have the work memorized.
    • percussionists – please contact us for requirements (includes patterns, variety of instruments to audition on)

The auditioning committee will be listening for:

    • accurate pitch, rhythm and tempo
    • secure intonation
    • good tone quality
    • a wide range of dynamics