YOSA Audition FAQs

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The information below is for the 2018/19 YOSA Season

If you have a question and do not see an answer below, feel free to contact the YOSA staff via email at auditions@yosa.org.

Q. Where are auditions held?

A. June 4-10, 2018. Auditions will be held in the Music and Arts Building at UTSA (1604 Campus).

Q. How much is tuition for the year?
A. Tuition varies depending on the orchestra. There is a $125 deposit due at the time the placement is announced and then eight monthly payments (Sept.-April)

YOSA Philharmonic: $77
YOSA Symphonic Winds: $66
YOSA Symphony: $66
YOSA Flute Choir: $51
YOSA Concertino Strings: $61
YOSA Repertory Strings: $60
YOSA Sinfonietta Strings: $57
YOSA Capriccio Strings: $53
YOSA Prelude Strings: $49

Q. When is the tuition assistance application due for the season?
A. More information will be provided soon.

Q. How do I submit a tuition assistance application?
A.  More information will be provided soon.

Q. When and where are rehearsals?
YOSA Philharmonic: Sundays from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at UTSA
YOSA Symphonic Winds: Sundays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at UTSA
YOSA Symphony: Sundays from 6:00-8:30 p.m. at UTSA
YOSA Flute Choir: Tuesdays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St David’s Episcopal Church
YOSA Concertino Strings: Sundays from 6:30-8:45 p.m. at St David’s Episcopal Church
YOSA Repertory Strings: Tuesdays from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at University of the Incarnate Word
YOSA Sinfonietta Strings: Sundays from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at University of the Incarnate Word
YOSA Capriccio Strings: Sundays from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at University of the Incarnate Word
YOSA Prelude Strings: Sundays from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at University of the Incarnate Word

Q. When will we find out our audition results?
A. More information will be provided soon.

Q. Do we need to bring our own instruments to rehearsal?
A. Yes.

Q. What if we have conflicts with the time an orchestra meets?
A. Every audition is carefully considered for placement in the appropriate YOSA orchestra that will advance the musician in a stimulating environment. Once you have been placed in a YOSA orchestra, we highly recommend resolving any conflicts. If conflicts can’t be resolved, please contact the YOSA office at 210-737-0097 or email auditions@yosa.org.

Q. When will we find out our audition results?
A. More information will be provided soon.

Q. How many concerts are there a year?
A. There are 3 regular season concerts a year for each ensemble. The YOSA Philharmonic also performs in other concerts throughout the year as well as offering other opportunities to perform throughout the season.