Welcome to auditions for the AYWS 2019-20 season!

Please read the instructions and fill out the form below to sign up for an audition slot.


Auditions will be held August 1-7, 2019 in the Lakeside High School Band Room: 3801 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30345

The Fine Arts building is on the far left of the school as viewed from Briarcliff Road. Parking is available in the side lot, and entry is through the side or atrium doors.

How to Prepare

Students should prepare approximately 2-3 total minutes of music consisting of two contrasting excerpts (one fast/technical and one slow/lyrical) from the standard solo and/or etude repertoire for their instrument. Selected major and chromatic scales will be asked, and sightreading will be provided.

Percussionists should prepare a solo/etude for two of the following: snare, mallets (2 or 4 mallets), and timpani. Rudiments, scales, and timpani tuning will also be demonstrated.

Students should not use GMEA All-State Band/Orchestra audition materials or orchestral excerpts.


We request that STUDENTS complete the sign-up information below with their contact information, not parents. Please sign up by "family" slots: woodwind, brass, percussion, or strings/piano.

Players should audition on their primary instrument, but may indicate other instruments played in the form below. (e.g. flute and piccolo, Bb and bass clarinet, alto and baritone saxophone, etc.)

Please email auditions@ayws.org or call 404.367.5163 if you have any questions.

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