We are very interested for you to join us! We hold most auditions in June and September, and also accept new students throughout the season. If you are interested in joining, please read the following:

Interested in Audition in September:

We will be holding in-person auditions in early September. Please review the audition requirements and materials under our audition tab.
Please book your audition date with Emily at .

If you can’t make it for an in-person audition, please contact Emily. We will set up a video submission alternative for you. Please do not send your video auditions to our conductors. You will need to contact our administrative staff for your audition spot.

Please fill out the Application to Audition

Interested in joining mid-year? Please follow these steps:

  1. Contact our administrator Emily at to discuss your audition.
  2. Fill out the Application to Audition
  3. Pay the $20 audition fee using PayPal or by mailing a cheque to:
    Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra, PO Box 26064 Paulik Park PO, Richmond, BC, V6Y 3V3.
    If you would like to pay using PayPal, email Emily to send you an invoice.
  4. After you receive your acceptance and division placement, Register for RDYO.

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 divisions 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.

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: