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The Woodlands Symphony and WAYS Announce Open Auditions

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and The Woodlands Area Youth Symphony (WAYS) are creating more positions for community members and music students for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Auditions are scheduled for August 20th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Lone Star College – Montgomery.

For adults and young musicians interested in joining the WSO or WAYS, applicants will prepare contrasting solos and demonstrate knowledge of scales appropriate for the level of orchestral proficiency.  The process begins by logging onto  to complete the contact and application forms. Also on the website are addition scale and music requirements, a brief overview of the standards for the symphony, and expectations for young musicians.




The WSO is now established as a regional orchestra with the very best musicians from The Woodlands and the adjacent towns. Under the artistic direction of Darryl Bayer, the WSO and WAYS have performed in a variety of venues with a wide range of music from symphonic to rock, movie and video game scores, plus our Collaborative Arts Series with theatrical productions, artists and choirs.

WAYS, the WSO’s youth orchestra, is now partnered with Lone Star College – Montgomery Fine Arts for the second year performing on campus and in the community. WAYS students will rehearse in a beautiful music facility Monday evenings at Lone Star College – Montgomery and participate in multiple campus concerts with opportunities to enroll in lessons, chamber music and master classes.

The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and Woodlands Area Youth Symphony are both full orchestras with the common goal to create a culture of multi-generational love for the classical arts.




The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to honoring musicians in the area that are professionals, educators and members of the community with a passion for classical music. The Woodlands Area Youth Symphony was created to give young musicians an environment to participate in a high level full orchestra on a consistent basis.

Darryl Bayer, Artistic Director, can be reached at (832) 257-3048 or e-mail for further questions regarding participation in the WSO and WAYS audition process and the 2018-19 season.