August Auditions Open for Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra’s 2018-2019 Season. Apply Now!

There is still time to audition for all instruments/all chairs in EPYO and EPYO II for the 2018-2019 season! If you are a middle or high school level instrumentalist who would like the opportunity to perform with a full symphony orchestra on the stage of the Victory Theatre, then please apply below. All applicants are welcome!

This season will commemorate EPYO’s 25th anniversary and will feature a very special side-by-side performance of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets” with the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra during the March Classics “Music of the Spheres” conducted by Alfred Savia.

Auditions will be held on August 18 and 19 in Evansville (location TBA). Click below for an audition application, instructions, and specific requirements or use the form below to apply online. If you have any questions, please contact Brian Onderdonk, Director of Education and EPYO Conductor at 812-425-5050 x316 or via email at

Apply online using the form below.

About Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras

The Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (EPYO and EPYO II) have provided outstanding educational and performing opportunities to students who demonstrate the musicianship necessary to perform in a pre-professional orchestra setting.

There are two groups; a high school orchestra (EPYO) with members in grades 9-12, and a junior high orchestra (EPYO II), with members in grades 6-9. Both have been performing since 1993.

The goals of the Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestras are:

  • To provide opportunities for public and private school students in the Tri-State area to play orchestral music.
  • To educate students to pursue high standards in the performance of this music, and to cultivate young talent, that these students may be enriched as both performers and listeners.
  • To assist, stimulate and encourage community outreach, sparking interest in orchestral music throughout the Tri-State area and beyond.

Contact the Director of Education for more information at (812) 425 – 5050 ext. 316.​

Evansville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Sponsors: City of Evansville and Mr. & Mrs. G. Richard Eykamp