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 22nd season

Auditions

Auditions are held throughout the season at:
Calvary Pentecostal Church
401 Croft Street, Port Hope

Come see what it is all about. Bring a friend or two!

You will need to play a major or minor scale and two contrasting pieces.

Your audition will be 15 minutes.

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

Orchestra members can be from age 10 to 22, playing woodwinds, percussion, strings, or brass.

Because of COVID-19, we are rehearsing in small groups of under 10 players for all instruments.
We are also providing virtual coaching for students who wants to participate from their homes.

Audition Requirements*

(30 minutes audition)

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.

*Bring your music!

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

Registration

2020-2021 Registration Form

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

2020-2021 Fee Structure

Additional forms

Communication Release form

Member Waiver

LJYO Covid-19 Screening form

Code of Conduct

Attendance Policy

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@lyjo.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 $250 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.