Applications are open for the Annual Auditions – closing date is Friday 7th May.

Where and when: Sunday 16th May via Zoom

Violinists should have a standard at least equivalent to a good grade 1/2 with very good sight-reading ability when applying for the Junior Strings.

Junior Strings violinist may audition on violin for a Viola place but must satisfy the Dublin Youth Orchestras of their intention to take Viola lessons if they accept the place.

The following is a general guideline for applicants:

Age 9 – Grade 1 – 2

Age 11 – Grade 3 – 4

Age 13 – Grade 4 – 5

Age 16 – Grade 6+

String Players must be 9 years old by the 1st September 2021.

Wind and Brass players must be 11 years old by the 1st September 2021

Proof of age may be required.

The decision of the DYO audition panel is final and canvassing will disqualify.

DYO are not in a position to supply details of any audition to any applicant.

1. Please fill out the application form below

2. On submitting you will be directed to PayPal where you will need to either login if you have a PayPal account or alternatively select ‘pay with a bank account or credit card’

3. Once you have paid the €25 fee via PayPal or credit card/ bank account link, you will get a confirmation email with details of your application. If you have not received this email after an hour, please email us at

Closing date for applications – Friday 7th May

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