Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra
Perform in your community, make music with friends, and work with professional musicians all right in Alpharetta!
Kim Stocksdale, Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra Music Director
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.
We are excited to announce Kim Stocksdale as Music Director of the Alpharetta Youth Symphony Orchestra. 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.
Audition Times & Dates
Auditions for the 2023-24 Season will be held in Summer 2023. Register now for an audition by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 AlphaYouthSO@alpharettasymphony.org to register for auditions. The application fee will be $25 per season.
Rehearsals and Concerts
2022-23 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 2022-2023 Season will be $275 per semester or $500 for the full season.
Education Director: Barbaraann Bongiovanni
Phone: (678) 622-6182