Sign-up to Audition for the SEMYO 2019-2020 Season

SEMYO is still accepting new students for the 2019-2020. Please contact Corey Henke to schedule an audition.

All students are required to audition every year to determine placement in one of three SEMYO ensembles. Because SEMYO offers ensembles for all levels of ability, the acceptance rate is very high.

Read more about SEMYO’s Program and Ensembles Overview

To assure that no student who is qualified to be a member of SEMYO is prevented from joining due to financial constraints, a limited number of scholarship grants are available. Click here to complete a scholarship application.

SEMYO is offering an incentive program, including one free trimester of tuition, for any students who live more than 40 miles away. This includes but is not limited to Austin, Red Wing, Northfield, Winona, and Owatonna.

How to set up an audition (NEW Students only)

  1. Step 1: Complete the audition application. We have hard copies in the SEMYO office you are unable to complete online.
  2. Step 2: Contact Corey Henke to schedule an audition or sign-up for an audition on August 27 here.
  3. Step 3: Arrive to your audition 10 minutes prior to your audition time and check in at the SEMYO office. Auditions take place at Assisi heights located at 1001 14th ST NW. Please bring your $25 audition fee and make checks payable to “SEMYO.”

Students should prepare for the audition with help from their music teacher (see below for audition requirements). If you have any questions, please contact Corey Henke.

Audition Requirements

Solo, scales, and sight reading are the primary audition elements. To prepare for the audition please click on the link and open the PDF for specific information regarding your instrument.

2019-2020, Audition Requirements


Clarinet Audition Requirements (2019) 21.92 KB 7 downloads

Audition Requirements for Clarinets (2019) ...

Cello Audition Requirements (2019) 22.99 KB 8 downloads

Audition requirements for Cello (2019-2020) ...

The Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras (SEMYO) seeks to be an organization that values cultural inclusivity and which offers physically and programmatically accessible environments to individuals with disabilities in rehearsals, performances or special events.

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