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Alpharetta SymphOny
YOUTH Orchestra


Perform in your community, make music with friends, and work with professional musicians all right in Alpharetta!

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General InfOrmatiOn

Auditions for the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra are generally held in July/August prior to the concert season, which runs from August through May.  Priority seating will be given to those auditioning on the formal audition dates; however, a private audition can be scheduled at any time throughout the season.

Auditions and membership is open primarily to middle school through high school ages. Younger students with exceptional ability will also be considered for membership.

The concert season generally includes 4 main concert events with music ranging from challenging orchestral works of great composers to holiday classics and some pop music.  Opportunities to play in smaller chamber ensembles may also exist.


The Conductor of the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra is Kim Stocksdale. Ms. Stocksdale has 15 years of experience as a music educator. Most recently, she directed the Forsyth Central High School Orchestra as well as the Little Mill Middle School Orchestra Club. She maintains a private lesson studio offering lessons for violin, viola, cello, and piano. Ms. Stocksdale is currently a member of the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra and Forsyth Symphony Orchestra where she plays violin and viola.


Audition Locations

Audition Times & Dates

Audition Requirements

  • Audition Requirements for Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Piano, Harp: 

    • 2 Scales (2 or 3 octaves) 

    • 2 Contrasting pieces (e.g. solo, etude, orchestral excerpt) written for your instrument

  • Audition Requirements for Percussion:

    • 1 excerpt or etude for Timpani

    • 1 excerpt or etude for auxiliary instrument

Audition Sign Up and Application Fees

Please email to register for auditions. The application fee will be $25 per season.   





Rehearsals and COncerts

Rehearsal/Concert Location

2023-24 Season Rehearsal & Concert Times

Rehearsals and concerts will generally be held on Sundays from 5-7pm.




Member Handbook & Forms

Students who are accepted into the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra, ​must read the Member Handbook and complete the forms - HERE.



Membership tuition is due on or before the first rehearsal of each "semester" (August-November/December and January-May). Tuition for the 2023-2024 Season will be ​$275 per semester or $500 for the full season.

COntact Us

Education Director: Barbaraann Bongiovanni


Phone: (678) 622-6182

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