St. Mary’s County, MD – The Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra & Choir (SMYOC) will hold auditions for all ensembles in the first weeks of September.

Auditions for the Prep Strings Orchestra (PSO), the Youth Orchestra (YO) and the 2 choirs meeting in Solomons will take place on Saturdays September 7 & September 14.  All auditions will be held at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church in Solomons.

Auditions for the 2 choirs meetings in Prince Frederick will take place on Mondays September 9 and September 16 at Calvert Middle School.

SMYOC is a non-profit that offers high-quality choral and orchestral programs for youth ages 8 and older.

SMYOC currently runs 1 full symphonic youth orchestra (YO), 1 preparatory strings orchestra (PSO), 2 youth (or advanced) choirs and 2 preparatory choirs. 

SMYOC employs 4 part-time professional, experienced staff to direct the ensembles.
Both orchestras and 2 of the four choirs (1 youth and 1 preparatory choir) meet weekly on Saturdays in Solomons.

Rehearsals for the other 2 choirs (1 youth and 1 preparatory) occur on Monday evenings in Prince Frederick.

Students must register for an individual audition time. There is no fee to audition. If accepted, there is tuition for participation. Financial aid is available. Go to www.smyoc.org/ AUDITIONS for more information.