Youth Orchestra of Greater Augusta (YOGA) provides an outstanding opportunity for experienced string players in grades 4 - 12 designed to augment the work they are doing in school orchestras or in private lesson study. Placement in YOGA is based on audition.
Minimum requirements: Auditionees must be able to read notes in their instrument's clef and play in first
It is strongly recommended to take private lessons when accepted into the Youth Orchestra for the best musical experience.
Prelude Orchestra: $95
Interlude Orchestra: $95
Symphonic Orchestra: $130
*Fees are due by the day of the first rehearsal
Auditions will be 5 minutes long
1) Scale of your choice (one, two or three octaves)
2) Solo of your own choice (preferably not a part from an orchestra piece)
3) Sight Reading
The Prelude Orchestra meets on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 6:30pm in room C115 in the Augusta University Fine Arts Center
The Interlude Orchestra meets on Monday evenings from 6:45 - 7:45pm in room C115 in the Augusta University Fine Arts Center
The Symphonic Orchestra meets on Monday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30pm in room B111 in the Augusta University
Fine Arts Center
Monday, August 29th starting at 5:00pm. Your audition time will be emailed to you after you submit the registration form. We will let you know by Friday, September 2nd which group you will be placed in.
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
*The Prelude and Interlude Orchestras will not be
rehearsing on October 31st
Symphonic Orchestra Dress Rehearsal:
Sunday, November 13th, 2:00 - 5:00pm
Concert Date and Location:
Monday, November 14, 7:30pm in the Maxwell Theatre (next door to the Fine Arts Center)
*Please note: attendance is required for all rehearsals and the concert unless there is a school orchestra event that conflicts or there is an illness or family emergency that prevents the student from attending.