Due to COVID-19, we will not be hosting in-person auditions in September 2020. We will instead be accepting video auditions for our upcoming 2020/2021 season.

The audition deadline is September 12, 2020. Refer to the video submission instructions linked below to make your audition video.

Please fill out this application to audition:
(You will need to link your audition video as part of the application, so please ensure you have completed uploading your video before submitting)

Refer to this sheet to create your video audition: Video Guideline Instructions

Why audition for 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

Many parents and musicians ask us which division they should audition for, and when they should consider moving up to the next division. Each division’s minimum musicianship levels are based on Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) grade levels. Orchestra members are not required to participate in the RCM examination system, but should consult their music teacher to confirm their level. The age and grade levels noted are guidelines only. Conductors will consider age, maturity level, and previous ensemble experience when assigning musicians to a division. For more information on the audition process, please consult our FAQ.

If you are a new musician to RDYO: please pay the $20 audition fee by PayPal (below) or mailing a cheque. Returning musicians do not need to pay this fee.

Musician’s Full Name

To register for RDYO after completing a successful audition, please click here

Beginner Violin Program (Suspended due to COVID-19)

Are you interested in trying out violin lessons for your child? The City of Richmond’s Arts Centre offers violin lessons for children in group, semi-private, and private formats. Professional instructors are provided by the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, ensuring a warm and friendly environment. Lessons include a program of technical study (scales and studies), repertoire, and basic music theory. Students who successfully complete these levels are eligible to audition for RDYO’s Junior Strings Division. More: