Audition for the EYO


Auditions for the 2019-2020 season of the Etowah Youth Orchestras will be held at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel in downtown Gadsden (761 Chestnut Street, corner of 8thand Chestnut Streets) on Saturday, May 18, and on Tuesday-Thursday, May 21-23.  The EYO will be auditioning for open seats in the Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Etowah String Sinfonia.


All ensembles rehearse at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel, 761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden.

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra

Michael R. Gagliardo, conductor

Rehearsal time – Mondays, 6:30-9 PM

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra

Michael R. Gagliardo & Deborah Boos, conductors

Rehearsal time – Sundays, 2-4 PM

Etowah String Sinfonia

Bryce Anderson, conductor

Rehearsal time – Thursdays, 4-5:30 PM


Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra – STRINGS

Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – STRINGS

Etowah Youth Symphony Orchestra & Etowah Youth Philharmonic Orchestra – WOODWINDS, BRASS, PERCUSSION

 Etowah String Sinfonia


  1. Please complete the audition registration form online at  If you would like a printed copy of the audition registration form, please contact the EYO offices at
  2. If you have any questions about which ensemble to audition for, please contact the EYO offices at Please note, based on the audition, that a student will not be placed in a more advanced ensemble than he or she originally auditions for, but may be placed in a less advanced ensemble.
  3. Audition excerpts for all ensembles can be found at
  4. Auditions will be held Saturday, May 18, and Tuesday-Thursday, May 21-23, at The Music Center at Temple Beth Israel (761 Chestnut Street, Gadsden).Audition times will be assigned based on the requested times indicated on the audition registration form, and will be emailed to the provided email address.
  5. If you are unable to attend the auditions on these dates, please contact the EYO offices at


Audition results will be posted on the EYO website by Friday, May 31.  In addition, students will receive a notification of audition results via email at the email address provided on the audition registration online form by Friday, May 31. This email will include information regarding ensemble assignments, calendar dates, and seating auditions.

These auditions will serve to assign each student to a specific ensemble.  No seating assignments will be determined based on these auditions.  Seating auditions will occur in August, and information regarding seating auditions will be sent to students by July 1.


All students who are NEW to the EYO

Any current member an EYO ensemble who wishes to audition for promotion into a different ensemble


Auditions are open to all students with at least two years of experience performing on a string, wind, brass, or percussion instrument.


Annual membership fees for all ensembles of the EYO are $300.  Please note the following extremely important information about EYO membership fees: