Youth Orchestra

Join us for the
2021-2022 Season!


It is our goal to provide a fun and professional musical experience for students in the Northeastern Atlanta region.

General Information

*Rehearsals this season will be in person, however we will pay close attention to State of Georgia health guidelines. 

 

Auditions for the AlphaYouthSO are generally held in April/May 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 3 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.

2021-2022 Season Auditions

 

Audition Locations

Audition Times & Dates

  • AlphaYouthSO Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season will be open throughout the summer on Zoom with a newly added in person audition day on Sunday, August 15th from 5-7pm.  Make sure to sign up to audition before September to get your audition fee waived! Register now for an audition by emailing alphayouthso@alpharettasymphony.org

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

    • No sight-reading for Zoom auditions 

  • Audition Requirements for Percussion:

    • 1 excerpt or etude for Timpani

    • 1 excerpt or etude for auxiliary instrument

    • No sight-reading for Zoom auditions

Audition Sign Up and Registration Fees

Please email AlphaYouthSO@alpharettasymphony.org register for auditions.

No Registration fees for summer auditions until September!  Starting in September, registration fees will be $25 due by the confirmed audition date. Pay fee by clicking the button below. 

2020-2021 Rehearsals and Concerts

Rehearsal & Concert Location

Rehearsal & Concert Times

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

Rehearsal & Concert Dates (subject to change)

  • 2021 

    • Aug 29 

    • Sep 12 

    • Sep 19 

    • Oct 3 

    • Oct 17 

    • Oct 24

    • Oct 31 (tentative) 

    • Nov 7

    • Nov 14 (Concert) 

  • 2022 

    • Jan 23 

    • Jan 30 

    • Feb 6 

    • Feb 13 

    • Feb 27 

    • Mar 6 

    • Mar 10 (Thursday night rehearsal with the AlphaSO)

    • Mar 13 (Concert) 

    • Mar 20 

    • Mar 27 

    • Apr 10 

    • Apr 24 

    • May 1 

    • May 8 

    • May 15 (Concert)

Contact Us

Membership

Students who are accepted into the AlphaYouthSO, ​must read the Member Handbook (to be sent via email) and complete the following:

  1. AlphaYouthSO Policies and Release Form 

  2. AlphaYouthSO Membership Agreement Form

  3. COVID-19 Liability Waiver 

For any schedule conflict, fill out the AlphaYouthSO Absence Form.

Membership tuition is due on or before the first rehearsal of each cycle

  • $150 for each concert cycle (pay below).

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