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Youth Orchestras Auditons - September 9, 2023

We will be holding a second set of auditions to fill any remaining positions for Debut Strings and Youth Symphony on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Click the link below to sign up for an audition and register your information.


Auditions will be held in the

Community Rehearsal Room of the SALT Block

243 3rd Ave NE, Hickory, NC, 28601

Saturday, September 9, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

You will enter and check-in at the Western Piedmont Symphony office just down the hall.

Note: Our sign-up process has changed from last year. After you have registered, we will follow up in an email with your scheduled audition time.


Audition requirements by instrument and information packets about both groups are listed further below.

About Youth Symphony

The 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 Youth Symphony performs two concerts a year. Auditions are required. The Youth Symphony practices on Monday evenings. For more information, please contact JaQuan Wiley, Youth Symphony Conductor: [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 Angela Allen at [email protected]

Info & Forms

Youth Symphony and Debut Strings Schedule

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2022-2023 Season

All rehearsals will be held in the Community Rehearsal Room at the SALT Block on Monday evenings.

Debut Strings meets from 5:00 - 6:15 PM and Youth Symphony meets from 6:30 -  8:30 PM.

Please note that the Fall and Spring Concerts have moved this year to Sunday afternoon. Both concerts will occur on Sundays at 3 pm.

Fall 2023

September 18

September 25

October 2

October 9 - Youth Symphony Sectionals

October 16

October 23

October 30

November 6

November 13

November 20 

November 27 - Dress Rehearsal, Drendel Auditorium

Sunday, December 3 - Concert

Spring 2024

January 22

January 29

February 5

February 12

February 19

February 26 - Youth Symphony Sectionals

March 4

March 11

March 18

March 25

April 1 - Spring Break, NO REHEARSAL

April 8 - Dress Rehearsal, Drendel Auditorium 

Sunday, April 14 - Concert

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