Lawrence Youth Symphony


Information for Fall 2022

Please join us for our Fall 2022 concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3pm in the LHS Auditorium. We hope to see you there!










Sinfonietta Seating Auditions

Sinfonietta seating auditions will be held on Thursday, November 10th during rehearsal. Members are not required to audition for a seat. Audition excerpts are as follows: 

Violin 1:

Rhythmos: mm. 66-76 (bottom part only)

El Toro: m. 55-m. 56 (violin solo part)

Violin 2: 
Rhythmos: mm. 66-76 

El Toro: mm. 57-65


Rhythmos: mm. 76-83

El Toro: mm. 57-65


Rhythmos: mm. 38-46, 

El Toro: m. 57-58 (Cello solo part) 


Rhythmos: mm. 76-83, 91-99

LYS Audition Information

Students should prepare the following items for their auditions:


A short 1-2 minute solo
2 Scales of your choice (the more octaves the better)


A short 1-2 minute to showcase your skills. The solo can be on any percussion instrument of your choosing.

String players: In order to be considered for our full symphonic group here are your audition requirements;

  • A short 1-2 minute solo

  • 2 scales

    • Your scales must be at least 2 octaves.

    • One scale must be in a key with 2 or more sharps.

    • The other scale must be in a key with 2 or more flats.

    • One scale must be minor

**If you are a string player only wishing to be in the String Orchestra (Sinfonietta) you do not need to audition. Just show up to the first rehearsal/parent meeting on Thursday, 9/29, at 6:20 pm (rehearsal begins at 6:30 pm.

**For those who are not able to make our audition days please plan on your student auditioning for a staff member on the first day of rehearsal. 

LYS Schedules

Please see our "Schedule" tab for our most recent schedule for the 2022-2023 season.