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Youth Symphony and Debut Strings

2022 - 2023 Auditions

Youth Symphony and Debut Strings auditions will be taking place September 8 - 10, 2022 at the Community Rehearsal Room of the Western Piedmont Symphony:

243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC 28601

If you are interested in auditioning for either group, please click the link below to sign up for an audition slot.

Specific audition requirements are listed further below by group and instrument. Please use this to prepare for your audition.

You can also download information packets for both groups with this season's schedule, tuition info, and more general information.

Debut Strings Try-Out Information

Youth Symphony Audition Information

About Youth Symphony

The Western Piedmont Youth Symphony is a full orchestra of young musicians that meets weekly in the fall and spring to grow as musicians and learn to play as one group. 

The WPYS performs two concerts a year. Auditions are required. The Youth Symphony practices on Monday evenings. For more information, please contact [email protected]


Debut Strings is a strings-only ensemble for young musicians who are new to playing in an ensemble setting.

Debut Strings, conducted by Angela Allen, performs two concerts a year and young string players are encouraged to come and try out! For more information, please contact [email protected]

Youth Symphony and Debut Strings Schedule

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2022-2023 Season

All rehearsals will be held in the WPS Rehearsal Room. Debut Strings meets from 5:00 - 6:15 PM and Youth Symphony meets from 6:30 -  8:30 PM unless noted otherwise.

Fall 2022

September 19

September 26

October 3

October 10

October 17

October 24

October 31

November 7

November 14

November 21 

November 28 - Dress Rehearsal & Concert

Spring 2023

January 9

January 16 - MLK Day, NO REHEARSAL

January 23

January 30

February 6

February 13

February 20 - Fun Day

February 27

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10 - Spring Break, NO REHEARSAL

April 17

April 24

May 1 - Dress Rehearsal & Concert

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