Floyd County Youth Symphony Auditions  PDF Print E-mail

The Floyd County Youth Symphony (FCYS) is open to any qualified student in Southern Indiana or the Louisville metropolitan area. The FCYS is divided into three orchestras for students at differing levels of their technical and musical development. Organized in 1974, the orchestra’s mission is to offer outstanding young musicians the opportunity to experience a challenging music environment. Continuing this tradition, members of the FCYS have been invited to perform at Disney’s Magic Music Days on March 29, 2016, in Walt Disney World, Florida.

 

This season’s auditions will be held at Floyd Central High School. Students should come prepared to play a scale that represents their range and a short excerpt from a solo or ensemble work that demonstrates their development as a player. They may be asked to sight read an excerpt from standard orchestral repertoire.

The Mini-Orchestra is an ensemble for young, developing string players through 8th grade. Auditions will be heard between 4:00 and 6:00 Friday, Sept 11th. There is no pre-registration or audition fee required. Kathryn Burger Johnson and Susan Pfeifer direct the Mini Orchestra and rehearsals are 4:30-5:30 on Mondays.

Philharmonic & Festival auditions for violins will be from 4:00 to 8:00, Tuesday, & Thursday, September 1st & 3rd, 2015. All other string instrument auditions for these two orchestras will be on Wednesday, September 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00. There is a $25 audition fee and pre-registration is not required. Wind and percussion auditions will be announced at a later date. Philharmonic & Festival Orchestra rehearsals are on Mondays from 6-8:30 p.m. and are under the leadership of directors Doug Elmore, Scott Cooksey, Harold Yankey, Angela Hamilton, and Helen Bohannon.

Student Preparation

for auditions:

Students should come prepared to play a short (90 second) excerpt from a solo or ensemble work that demonstrates their development as a player, be prepared to play a scale that demonstrates their range, and may be asked to sight-read a short orchestral excerpt. Percussionists should prepare a solo or excerpt for tympani, snare, and/or mallets.

Please bring an extra copy of your music for the judges.

Students need to contact a FCYS Director and let him/her know if you can NOT make a posted audition time so we can make arrangements to hear him or her at another time.

This year, students may pre-register for auditions on line.

See Below:

Online sign up for Festival and Philharmonic auditions!

The website is called http://www.signupgenius.com

Students/Parents can log on 2 ways:

1) go to the main website, and search for the event.  They will need to use the email address This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it   or

2) Use this address:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0448a5af2fa1ff2-festivalphilharmo

The FCYS is unique in that the State of Indiana offers high school credit for participation. FCYS members must take private lessons and play their instrument in their school orchestra or band, if one is available. Rehearsals for all three orchestras will be at Floyd Central High School.

For more information, please contact the FCYS at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 812 952-2333.