Our next audition date is Saturday, September 9 The auditions will be in-person auditions for all of the ensembles.
If you are unable to attend the in-person auditions, please contact our administrator,

Please find the updated excerpts and requirements for the audition on the right side of this page. You are expected to have the pieces and excerpts at a high level. Please read the requirements carefully and prepare accordingly. There will be a sight-reading component for the students at the end of the audition.

If you are interested in booking an audition, please fill out the form here.

Audition registration closes on September 5th.

We are still looking for new wind and brass players and percussion for Winds and Symphony. Please contact if you are interested.

*All new players who are interested in joining RDYO will be required to pay the $20 new player fee. A Paypal link will appear at the end of the form
Existing RDYO students will not have to pay this fee
Our administrator will be in touch with you regarding your audition time and location.

Why play with RDYO?

  • Performance opportunities throughout Metro Vancouver
  • Networking with professional musicians
  • Workshops and master classes
  • Bursaries for those in need
  • Concerto competition
  • Scholarship competition
  • Opportunity to meet other youth who share your passion for music

Selecting an Ensemble

Conductors will consider age, maturity level, and previous ensemble experience when assigning musicians to a division; the age and grade levels noted are guidelines online. Each division’s minimum musicianship levels are based on Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) grade levels. Orchestra members are not required to participate in RCM examinations but should consult their music teacher to confirm their level. For more information on the audition process, please consult our FAQ.

Pre-Junior String Program with the City of Richmond

We are starting a new Pre-junior string division in the fall of 2023 in collaboration with the City of Richmond.

This course is for students with 1 or 2 years of private instruction. Register Here on the City of Richmond site