LYO: Audition Details

We’re excited that you’re interested in joining the LYO for its 2017-2018 season! Auditions will be held at 24/2 church in Brighton (7526 Grand River, Brighton MI 48114) on August 14th and August 21th. Please send an email to in order to schedule a time slot.

The minimum skill level required to join the orchestra is mastery of all Suzuki Book 2 material.

For students who do not study Suzuki, please see the following videos demonstrating the most advanced pieces in Suzuki Book 2:

VIOLIN: Boccherini Minuet

VIOLA: Boccherini Minuet

CELLO: Handel Bourree

BASS: Bach March in G

For the audition you will need to prepare the following:

  1. A solo demonstrating your skill level (about 2 minutes in length)
  2. Two scales: A 2-octave major scale and a 1-octave minor scale
  3. There will also be a sight reading component to the audition.

Please note: If you are a highly skilled musician, we may recommend you for the Livingston Symphony Orchestra instead of the Livingston Youth Orchestra.

All audition decisions will be emailed to you following the last auditions, no later than August 22nd.

Any questions should be directed to