Whether you want to build a career in music or simply enjoy the thrill of ensemble playing, the WA Youth Orchestras Association offers memorable experiences to all members – on and off stage.


musicians since 1974

Positions in all of our ensembles are declared vacant at the end of each year, with auditions held for each orchestra and instrument in November/December.

How to Apply

Applications for 2024 have now closed. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Key Dates

  • August 2023 Applications open to join 2024 Ensembles

  • Thursday 19 October Applications close

  • Friday 27 October November audition times & excerpts emailed to applicants

  • Saturday 11 November November Auditions, Day 1

  • Sunday 12 November November Auditions, Day 2

  • Friday 17 November December audition times & excerpts emailed to applicants

  • Sunday 3 December December late auditions

  • Wednesday 6 December Audition results and first round offers emailed to applicants

  • Monday 18 December – Monday 8 January WAYO office closed

  • Monday 15 January Final date for accepting a first round offer

  • Monday 22 January Second round offers emailed

  • Thursday 8 February Membership fees due

  • Saturday 10 February Rehearsals commence *TBC