OAYO 2017-2018 Audition Application

Please read and fill out this form carefully. The form must be complete for audition to be scheduled.
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OAYO Tuition - Based on a 8-month schedule (August - March)

All musicians accepting a spot in any orchestra will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of $125 due July 31, 2017, in addition to the payment schedule below:

Large Ensembles
Youth Concert Strings8 monthly payments of $55 or a one-time payment of $440 due by September 1, 2017
Youth Debut Orchestra8 monthly payments of $55 or a one-time payment of $440 due by September 1, 2017
Youth Philharmonic8 monthly payments of $65 or a one-time payment of $520 due by September 1, 2017
Youth Symphony8 monthly payments of $85 or a one-time payment of $680 due by September 1, 2017
*5% discount applied if tuition is paid in full by September 1, 2017

Chamber Music Ensembles
Additional8 monthly payments of $35 or a one-time payment of $280 due by September 1, 2017
(in addition to each of the available payment plans)
CME tuition is non-refundable after August 1, 2017

Tickets - Each musician's family is asked to purchase ten concert tickets as a part of their financial obligation to OAYO. These tickets can then be used by the family to attend concerts or be sold to other interested parties.

Scholarships for Tuition and Private Lessons

Scholarships are awarded as a percentage of the tuition (either 25%, 50% or 75%) and based on financial need. The Federal Poverty guidelines are used to calculate the percentage of scholarship. For example:
  • Family of 5 with an income of $45,000 qualifies for a 75% tuition scholarship
  • Family of 3 with an income of $19,500 qualifies for a 75% tuition scholarship.
  • Family of 6 with an income of $90,000 qualifies for a 25% tuition scholarship.

Yes, if you receive a 75% scholarship and will volunteer 3 extra times during the season, then your scholarship can cover the tuition.

Yes, but you must fill out the private lesson scholarship application on the website.

Apply today – right after you complete the Audition Application!

Step 1. Go to the OAYO website and visit the Audition Page and fill out the Scholarship Applications for tuition and private lessons. Please fill out each application. Thank you! Yes, only one step. Scholarships awards will be made before the season starts!

Student Information

(If auditioning for OAYO on TWO instruments, you must completely fill out TWO audition applications – one for each instrument)
Student's First Name * 
Student's Last Name * 
Student's Gender * 
Instrument * 
Instrument Information *  I own my own instrument
I borrow my instrument from school
I rent my instrument privately
Do you play any of the following additional instruments? 
Do you own any of the following additional instruments? 
Home Address * 
City * 
State * 
Zip Code * 
Student's Cell Phone
Student Cell Phone Service Provider
i.e. Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Cricket, etc.
Home Phone Number * 
Student's E-mail * 
Student's Birthdate * 
Student's Age * 

Have you participated in any OAYO programs in the past? * 

Your Child's Charms ID Number 

Student's Dietary Preferences *
check all that apply
Non Applicable
Gluten Free

Student Education Information

What grade are you going into this Fall? * 
School * 
School District * 
School Music Instructor * 
School Music Instructor's E-mail
Do you participate in school?
check all that apply
No Band Program
No Orchestra Program

Orchestra Audition Preference

If you plan to audition for both Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic you must prepare BOTH Youth Symphony and Youth Philharmonic excerpts.

Orchestra you want to audition for *
check all that apply
Youth Symphony
Youth Philharmonic
Youth Debut Orchestra
Youth Concert Strings

Please list the ensembles chosen above in order of preference: *
Number in order of preference. i.e. 1 - 1st choice, 2 - 2nd choice. Do not number a group for which you would not accept membership. Not listing a group does not increase your chances of getting into the group you wish to be in. Orchestra assignments are based on your situation.

I would like to be considered for a Chamber Music Group (in addition to the orchestra that I selected above) and if chosen will participate. Chamber Music Ensemble tuition is non-refundable after August 1, 2017 and will be collected in full or in payments if the musician drops out of an ensemble after that date:
The Chamber Music program carries an additional tuition charge of $280. A chamber music group is a small ensemble without a conductor where each musician plays an individual part. Chamber Music groups consist of 3 to 5 musicians. If you have any questions please contact OAYO before selecting this option.

Audition Preference Dates

Audition Times - OMAHA
please indicate times you CAN audition
     Clear ALL Date selections and re-select?
5-7 PM
7-9 PM
April 17
April 18
April 19
April 20

Audition Times - Saturday - OMAHA
please indicate times you CAN audition
9 AM-12 PM
12-5 PM
April 15

Audition Times - Saturday - COUNCIL BLUFFS
Kim Middle School
9 AM-12 PM
April 22
Percussion auditions will be scheduled directly with Spencer Jones from April 15th through April 24th. Please email Spencer at spencerjones@omahacm.org to arrange for your audition time.

Parent/Guardian Information

Father/Guardian First Name * 
Father/Guardian Last Name * 
Father's Cell Phone * 
Father's Cell Phone Service Provider * 
Father's E-mail * 
Father's Secondary E-mail
Father/Guardian Occupation * 
Father's Business * 
Father's Business Address * 
Mother/Guardian First Name * 
Mother/Guardian Last Name * 
Mother's Cell Phone * 
Mother's Cell Phone Service Provider * 
Mother's E-mail * 
Mother's Secondary E-mail
Mother/Guardian Occupation * 
Mother's Business * 
Mother's Business Address * 

OAYO asks that all parents volunteer their time at three rehearsals, concerts, or events.
If you are unable or do not wish to volunteer, you may pay a $60 opt-out fee. Please check the box below for your preference. The sign up for volunteer opportunities will be available in August.
I would like to volunteer
I am unable or do not wish to volunteer

I have skills and an interest in supporting OAYO in other capacities, including:
Clerical / Accounts Receivables
General office help
Social Media
Writing grant applications
Planning social activities for musicians
Planning a fundraiser event / gathering
I would like OAYO to contact me about my idea for OAYO
IT / Technical
Video / Sound
Musician or Music Educator
Graphic Design

I am interested in carpooling opportunities


I am available to carpool


I believe the business/company that I work for may be
interested in sponsoring or underwriting an OAYO
program or concert during the 2017-2018 season.

Business Name
Contact Person
Business Phone Number

Billing Information

If same as above, click and proceed to parent/guardian information. If billing statements need to be prepared for two addresses or each parent separately, please email the OAYO office at payments@oayo.org with the information and the directions. We are happy to send out dual statements at your request. Thank you.
Same as above? Yes
To the attention of (First Name)
To the attention of (Last Name)
Statements will be emailed whenever possible, please check your email filters frequently and allow OAYO emails.
Email Address
Billing Address
Zip Code

Please provide the contact information for the student's grandparents, or a special family member or friend, so we may share event information with them.

First Name
Last Name
Zip Code
E-mail Address
Phone Number

Do you know someone who may have an unused music instrument and that would be willing to donate it to OAYO? Click on Yes and an OAYO staff person will contact you.

Do you know someone who may have time to volunteer to help OAYO or work on a project? Click on Yes and an OAYO staff person will contact you.

Student's Private Instruction Teacher (if applicable)

Private Instructor's First Name
Private Instructor's Last Name
Private Instructor's E-mail
Number of Years Taking Private Lessons

Emergency Information

Emergency Contact Information: (different than mother/father/guardian)
Name (first and last)
Relationship to Student
Contact Phone Number
Student Allergies (if applicable)
Student allergies or any information relevant to the medical health or safety of the musician.

Ready to Submit

After you submit the application, the program will confirm that the musician is registered. Expect an email notifying you of the audition time no later than Friday, April 7, 2017.
* I will pay by credit card today. Click Here to Pay Now
I will pay by cash or check at the auditions. Musicians arriving without their audition fee will be rescheduled.
Parent(s)/Guardian(s) Signature(s) * 
(please type your name) 
Student Signature * 
(please type your name) 
Date * 
If filling out a physical registration form, please return form completed and signed page (both sides) to: OAYO - 1905 Harney Street, Suite 630, Omaha, NE 68102. (402)238-2044. Thank you.
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