Georgia Youth Symphony Auditions 2014 – 2015


Youth Programs
GYSO Online Application Form 2014-2015

Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra is open to all young musicians high-school age and younger who play an orchestral or jazz ensemble instrument: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, and harp; or jazz saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass, guitar, vibraphone/percussion, and drums. Please fill in the form on the GYSO website to audition for the 2014-2015 season!

Note: You will be prompted to pay the $25 registration fee through Paypal during the registration process. All audition information including excerpts will be emailed to you once you complete the registration.

Audition Questions? Click here to email GYSO!

Audition Requirements & Details Available Here

Audition Schedule:*

Date Time Instrument
5/12/2014 5:00-9:00PM Cello
5/12/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Jazz All
5/12/2014 6:00-9:00 PM Violin
5/12/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Percussion
5/13/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Cello
5/13/2014 5:00-9:00PM Violin
5/13/2014 6:00-9:00PM Woodwinds
5/14/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Violin
5/14/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Viola
5/14/2014 6:00-9:00 PM Woodwinds
5/15/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Violin
5/15/2014 5:00-9:00 PM Brass
5/15/2014 6:00-9:00 PM Bass

*Note: If you are unable to make any of the times listed for your instrument, please email for additional options.

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GT Student Ensembles Spring Concerts

Georgia Tech Student Ensembles Present Two Concerts This Week
Music @ Tech GT Student Ensembles in Concert

Percussion Ensembles Concert – Mon., April 15 at 7:30 PM
Couch 115 – Free 
The GT Percussion Ensemble will present an evening of music composed for all types of percussion instruments – you never know what might be used as a musical instrument! 
“We Didn’t Invent Music, Just the Music Sandwich” Georgia Tech Glee Club – Mon., April 15 at 8 PM
Biltmore Hotel Ballroom – FREE
The Glee Club returns to Tech Square at the beautiful Biltmore Hotel for a free concert guaranteed to make your mouth water… or maybe your eyes. We will be joined by special guest Agnes Scott Collegiate Chorale who will grace us all with a few exciting tunes.

Jazz Combos Concert – Wed., April 17 at 7:30 PM
Under the Couch (Student Center) – Free 
Join the GT Jazz Combos at UTC for an evening of small group performances.
Concert Band and Symphonic Band Concert – Thurs., April. 18 at 7:30 PM

Ferst Center – Free w/ Buzz Card – Gen. Adm $10
The GT Bands will be joined by guest conductor, Dr. Sue Samuels, Director of Bands at UA-Birmingham, and piano soloist, Crystal Chao. Works by Gershwin, Grainger, Mackey, and Bremer will be performed.
“Heard It at the Movies!” Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, Women’s Choir, and Chamber Choir – Sun., April. 21 at 3 PM
Ferst Center
 – Free w/ Buzz Card – Gen. Adm $10
The GTSO and GT Choirs join forces to present music from your favorite movie soundtracks such as “Toy Story 2,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Star Wars!”
Please join us for these great concerts performed by the talented student musicians of the GT School of Music.
For more information about any of the events listed above please click on the link or visit:

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Music at Georgia Tech – Upcoming Events

Sonic Generator is Georgia Tech's Contemporary Music Ensemble-in-Residence
Sonic Generator, Atlanta Ga.Music Technology and Contemporary Music at Georgia Tech

new musical instruments, new collaborations, a residency with Ethel, and a film screening

We wanted to let you know about some upcoming music technology and contemporary music events at Georgia Tech:
  • Tonight (Friday April 12th) at 7 pm, come to the 2013 Guthman Musical Instrument Competition at the Klaus Advanced Computing Building at 266 Ferst Drive on the Georgia Tech campus. The finals are free and open to the public with advance RSVP online at inventors, composers and designers from 11 different countries were selected from a pool of over 60 entries for this year’s competition. Instruments will be judged on musicality, design and engineering by an expert panel comprised of experimental performance artist Laurie Anderson, composer, performer and educator, David Wessel, and electronic musician and sound designer Richard Devine.
  • Tomorrow (Saturday April 13th) at 5 pm, come back to the Klaus Advanced Computing Building at 266 Ferst Drive on the Georgia Tech campus for Listening Machinesa free annual concert featuring the work of music technology graduate students as they explore how machines can become creative and expressive musicians. This year the concert features the Georgia Tech New Music Ensemble, a group of highly skilled student musicians from across campus who will be performing rock, pop and other new music while interacting with Center for Music Technology’s listening machines. This event, as well as the Guthman competition, are part of the 2013 TechArts Festival (
  • Next week (April 17-20) the Office of the Arts at Georgia Tech presents post-classical string quartet ETHEL in residence for three performances on campus. For invigorating artistry and inventive programming, ETHEL is recognized as America’s foremost postclassical string quartet. Using amplification and improvisation in its performances, the ensemble boldly explores new synergies between tradition and technology. Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons – Free concert featuring “Space” by Phil Kline. Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. – Architecture Building Atrium – Free concert featuring the original piece “24 Hours” created in conjunction with students from the College of Architecture’s Common First Year studio program. Saturday, April 20 at 8 p.m. – Ferst Center for the Arts – Concert featuring a new work for laptops and string quartet co-created by Jason Freeman and Ethel. Tickets for the Saturday concert are $30 at and 404-894-9600. The other events are free.
  • On May 28th Sonic Generator will present an outdoor screening of Fritz Lang’s classic filmMetropolis with a live performance of a score by Martin Matalon for chamber ensemble and electronics. The performance will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center. Watch your inbox for more details in the coming weeks.
Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech dedicated to using technology to transform the ways in which we compose, perform, and listen to music.

Sonic Generator is presented by the Georgia Tech School of Music and Center for Music Technology in partnership with the Woodruff Arts Center, the Georgia Tech GVU Center, and the Georgia TechCollege of Architecture.

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