The Future Is Music – Music Is for Life!

Come to audition for a seat in La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra.

WE WELCOME YOU TO JOIN LA JEUNESSE YOUTH ORCHESTRA FOR ITS EXCITING 23RD SEASON

Auditions

LJYO Auditions are held on September 9th and throughout the season
Come see what it is all about. Bring a friend or two!

Your zoom audition will be 15 minutes.

Our season runs from September to May, with rehearsals on Saturday mornings.

Orchestra members ranges from age 10 to 22, playing brass, woodwinds, percussion, and strings.

Audition Requirements*

Play 1 fast piece

Play 1 slow piece

1 major scale

1 minor scale

1 chromatic scale

You may be asked to sight-read a passage and clap a passage of music to determine your level.

Contact the Orchestra Manager at manager@ljyo.ca to book your audition.

Note: If you have any questions about audition, please let us know.

“Click here to view our sample virtual audition” 

*New* LJYO Preparatory Ensemble

We welcome young students who are interested in joining our Preparatory Ensemble.
Audition Requirements
Interview and a brief Question and Answer period (15 minutes)
Contact us today!

Registration

2021-2022 Registration Form

Interactive PDF. Please fill in and return to La Jeunesse Youth orchestra.

2021-2022 Fee Structure

Additional forms

Communication Release form

Member Waiver

LJYO Covid-19 Screening form

Code of Conduct

Attendance Policy

In the Spotlight Application Form

Financial Accessibility

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and patrons, we are able to offer two options for those requiring financial accessibility: the Cathie Long Music Education Bursary and the Bill Boddington LJYO Financial Assistance Fund. Read more about these programs and apply below.

After printing out the form and filling it in, please either mail it to:

La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra
P.O. Box 134
Port Hope, ON L1A 3W3

Or scan and email the form to: manager@ljyo.ca

Cathie Long Music Education Bursary

After the untimely death of Cathie Long, French Horn coach and LJYO supporter, Cathie’s friends and family established the Cathie Long Music Education Bursary.

Purpose:

To provide the assistance to potential members who require financial assistance in order to participate in La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra (LJYO). An emphasis will be placed on supporting French Horn players, but support will also be considered for players of double reed instruments – Oboe, Bassoon, as well as lower stringed instruments: Viola, Cello, and Double Bass. Funds up to $250 per member, per season, will be granted to the member for the following:

• LJYO membership fees
• Instrument rental
• Music lessons
• Other related music expenses, as approved of by the LJYO board

Click the button below to apply for this Bursary.

Bill Boddington LJYO Financial Assistance Fund

Bill Boddington like to help teenagers in financial difficulty, and he did this quite privately and without recognition. The Boddington Family would like to continue this legacy of helping teenagers and have established the Bill Boddington LJYO Financial Assistance Fund to be used to assist those who need financial assistance to participate in LJYO.

Purpose:

To provide the assistance to potential members who require financial assistance in order to participate in La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra (LJYO).
Funds up to $300 per member, per season, will be granted to the member for the following:

• Instrument rental
• Music lessons
• Other related music expenses, as approved of by the LJYO board

Click the button below to apply for this Fund.