Applications for IYWE 2022 are now closed. However we may invite people to apply to fill seats for certain instruments. Please only fill in the form if you have been invited to do so.

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Artistic Director: Ronan O’Reilly

Audition Dates & Venues

Auditions will take place in Cork on Saturday, 5 March 2022 and in Dublin on Saturday, 12 and Sunday, 13 March 2022.

Important note

As IAYO will be providing hospitality services as part of IYWE 2022, government regulations regarding vaccinations, testing and other public health measures will apply.


Applications are invited for Flute / Piccolo, Oboe / Cor Anglais, Bb, Eb and Bass Clarinet, Alto / Tenor / Bari Saxophone, Bassoon & Contra Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Harp and Double Bass.

Applicants must be aged between 16 and 25 during the course and have a minimum of Grade 6 standard (or equivilant).


For audition, you will need to prepare two contrasting pieces and expect to sight read. The sight reading level will be similar to that expected at the grade 6 exam. Your audition will not take longer than 10 minutes and it is a feature of this audition that you may be stopped at any time during your performance. If you have applied for more than one instrument you should bring all instruments to the audition. Percussionists must bring their own sticks. Auditions are unaccompanied.


The cost is €450, which covers accommodation, meals, music and transport to the concert venue (where applicable).