Thank you for your interest in joining the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Concert Orchestra!

This website will allow you to schedule your audition, track the status of your audition afterwards, and gain access to members-only information once you’ve joined one of the orchestras, should you pass your audition.

The system will create an account for each student and for at least one parent or guardian per student. Families can pay the audition fee from either the student’s or a parent’s/guardian’s account. If you are registering multiple siblings, you must submit one registration form for each student, but you may use the same parent account(s).

If you are already a member of the Youth Symphony or Concert Orchestra, please log into your existing student account and choose the “Audition for Next Year” link at the top of the page.

NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are asking students to upload a video recording of their prepared audition piece, scales and sight reading rather than scheduling in-person auditions. Please use the student account for the audition, uploading the video through this site. To avoid bias, we will remove the video portion of the file and provide only the audio (without your name) to the judges, but pre-screeners will use the video to make sure you have performed your own audition. Instructions for what to include in the video will be provided on the audition form.

About the Student Musician


Please enter a username to use to log into the site. You will be emailed a link to set the password when you submit the registration form.

Please upload a profile photo for your account. This must be a recent real picture of you, with a front-facing head shot.  School ID photos do nicely.  It should be square, but we'll help you crop it after uploading if it isn't.
Profile Photo

About Your Parents/Guardians

Each parent or guardian that you list here will have an account created for them on this site. That account will have access to information about the student's status and payment information.  If you already have a parent account because you have another student you've previously registered, please enter the username for your existing account.  If you think you have an account but you're not sure what your username is, please contact webmaster@grys.org .

About your school

If you are homeschooled, please choose "Homeschool". If your school is not listed, please choose "Other Not Listed" (it's the last choice at the bottom) and fill in the name of the school on the "Other School" line. Please enter the information as it pertains to the 2021-22 School Year.


If you get the message “You are already registered” above, please click here to log out in a new window (it will show you a log in form: don’t log in!), then close that window and reload this page.