Auditions

Join CYWS for the 2022-2023 season!

Each student auditioning for CYWS will need to complete an audition application form. You may complete the form prior to your audition date, or you may submit it at the time of your audition.

2022 Audition Dates and Locations


May 17 - Tuesday - North Royalton High School - 4-8pm

14713 Ridge Rd., North Royalton, OH 44133


May 23 - Monday - Rocky River High School - 4-8pm

20951 Detroit Rd., Rocky River, OH 44116


May 25 - Wednesday - CSU Music and Communication Building - 4-8pm

2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115


May 26 - Thursday - Shaker Heights High School - 4-8pm

15911 Aldersyde Dr., Shaker Heights, OH 44120




Auditions will be held in person this year. Pick one of these audition dates and arrive any time between 4pm and 8pm. There are no scheduled appointment times. Come at the time that works best for you. Signs will be posted on entrance doors to direct you where to go.


Students should play a piece or pieces that show off their best playing. Your solo should include both technical and lyrical elements. A selection from solo and ensemble would be an acceptable audition piece.


Audition Requirements


Woodwind/Brass: Prepared solo with contrasting sections/movements (fast/technical & slow/lyrical)


Percussion: Snare drum solo, mallet instrument (marimba or xylophone preferred), and timpani solo of your choice.


ALL STUDENTS: OMEA Class A or B solo or equivalent is recommended. Please avoid playing selections from school band repertoire. If suggestions are needed, students should contact their private teacher.