Audition for the ASYO 2014-15 Season.


To audition for the 15-16 season, you must be at least 12 years old by September 1, 2015, and no older than 22 years old by June 1, 2016.

Audition registration deadline date is Friday May 1, 2015.

Auditions held Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2015 at Birmingham-Southern College 900 Arkadelphia Road, Birmingham, AL 35254. Directions at

If you are unable to make the scheduled audition dates please contact Melissa Haley, ASYO Manager and we will work with you to schedule an alternative audition date.

Read the instructions below. If you have any questions, email Melissa Haley.

1.) Download the ASYO 2015-2016 application form.

2.) Return the form with a check for the non-refundable audition fee of $25, payable to the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to:
Alabama Symphony Orchestra
Attention – Melissa Haley, ASYO Manager
3621 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35222

3.) The ASO will schedule your audition the week of May 4th. Auditions will be confirmed by Monday May 11th.

4.) Prepare for your audition.

Strings, Woodwinds, and Brass: One or two short solo works or etudes (no accompaniment) demonstrating overall level of playing; all major scales at least two octaves; sight-reading.

Percussion: One solo or etude each on snare drum and timpani; all major scales and sight-reading on mallet instrument.

Auditions will be evaluated on musicality and expression, technical ability, intonation, rhythm, sound quality, and sight-reading skills.