Audition Information

2018-2019 Season

We are still auditioning for our MYAC Oak Brook Chamber Music and Jazz Combo programs. We would love to answer any questions you may have. Contact

We have completed our first round of auditions and still have openings which will be filled on a rolling basis. Sign up for an audition asap. If we cannot place you, we will refund your audition fee.

If you have been accepted in MYAC for the 2018-2019 Season, please complete an Intent Form.
Your registration is not complete until you have also paid the $100 non-refundable deposit which will be applied to your tuition invoice.

How do I Sign Up and Schedule an Audition?

  1. Fill out an Audition Form. When completing the form, please provide the e-mail address you use most often for audition-related communications. After you submit the form, please print and keep your audition scheduling code.
  2. Pay the $30 non-refundable audition fee (see below for payment options).
  3. Schedule your audition time here. Note: you must have completed an Audition Form before scheduling your audition time slot.

You may pay your $30 non-refundable audition fee in one of two ways:

Please double-check your family and school calendars before selecting an audition time. Due to the high demand for times, each rescheduling of an audition appointment requires the payment of an additional $30 non-refundable rescheduling fee.

Every year many students audition for MYAC. Unfortunately, especially in the older ensembles, there are limited positions as we have to balance enrollment – e. g. we cannot have more than 6 students in, for example, the Clarinet Section because it makes for difficult chamber placement as well as part assignments. Consequently, we usually finalize our personnel by May of each year. In order to make the audition process fair, here is a timetable for auditions:
  • Early March - audition times released
  • April - auditions are held at MYAC Center
  • Mid-May to late May- audition results are distributed
(All auditions after May 2018 will be for open positions, only.)


  • Big Band: Tenor sax, Bari Sax, 4th and 5th trumpet, 4th trombone, 2nd piano, 2nd bass
  • Workshop: 2nd alto sax, 2nd tenor, 3rd 4th 5th trumpet, 3rd 4th trombone, 2nd piano, 2nd guitar, 2nd drums
  • Orchestra (now full band): 2nd tenor, 3rd 4th 5th trumpet, 3rd 4th trombone, 2nd piano, 1st 2nd bass, 2nd drums
  • Ensemble: 1st 2nd tenor, bari sax, piano, guitar, bass


  • Symphony: horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Concert: bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, bass
  • Philharmonia: clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, viola, cello, bass
  • Concertino: oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, percussion, strings
  • Cadet: strings
  • Reading: strings
Consequently, it is important that you schedule your audition early and do not change your audition date because we cannot add additional audition dates after the later dates are filled. We do not have the staff to add dates in late April and early May as we will already be booked full. Please prepare early enough to do your audition on your scheduled date and please make that date in April when there are times available.

If you choose a date and you need to change it for any reason, there is a $30 rescheduling fee. Entrance into all programs, except Reading Orchestra is based on the result of an audition. All auditions are taped and reviewed by a committee of ensemble directors as quickly as possible. Placement decisions are announced in May and after that, auditions are held only for open positions. We recommend that students apply for an audition as soon as possible. Prospective students and their families should become acquainted with the various programs offered by Midwest Young Artists. Visits to our regularly-scheduled rehearsals are always welcome and attendance at MYAC concerts is strongly encouraged! All auditions take place at the MYAC Center. For more information and directions about this facility, click here. For more information on our audition process and what you should expect, visit our Audition FAQ page.

(Current MYAC members are not required to audition each year unless they wish to apply for the next higher level ensemble. If they wish to apply for the next higher level ensemble, please follow the procedures above.)

Please direct questions about auditioning to

Audition Requirements by Program

(Please seek additional guidance from your private teacher when preparing for your audition.)