Auditions are held throughout the school year with the Music Director and a member of the DYO Board of Directors in attendance. For more information, or to arrange an audition, contact Mr John Beaton at:
Please also complete the application form below:
DYO Member Handbook 2019-2020
The newly updated DYO Member Handbook 2019-2020 is available for download. All members and parents should read the DYO Handbook as it contains important information you should be familiar with. In addition, there are two forms in the document which need to be printed, signed and brought to the first rehearsal.
Download the DYO Handbook 2019-2020 (pdf format)
The annual membership fee is to be paid in full at or before the first rehearsal. Payment can be made online or by cheque. Cheques must be made payable to the Durham Youth Orchestra. Musicians entering the orchestra in the middle of the year are charged a pro-rated amount.
2019-2020 Season: $870 (This includes the membership fee as well as 6 discounted tickets for each of 3 concerts).
Families that have 2 or more members in the DYO will pay a reduced fee.
Musicians who require a modified payment schedule or would like to request individual financial considerations should contact Rocco Lombardi, DYO President, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Each situation will require final approval by the DYO Board of Directors.
The first rehearsal will be held on Monday, September 10th, 2018 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The location is St George’s Anglican Church, Oshawa.
Additional string rehearsals, and the occasional full orchestra rehearsal, are held on Saturday afternoons at Queen Elizabeth Public School on Simcoe St. N just south Taunton Rd. E in Oshawa from 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The orchestra performs best when all musicians are in attendance. Therefore, all members are expected to faithfully attend all rehearsals, masterclasses and concerts, unless prevented by a serious reasons (eg. illness or school exams). DYO member are expected to regularly include orchestra music in their daily practice routine at home to ensure that our performances are polished.