Contact Us

We would love to hear from you!  Please contact the FMAYS office and we will respond as soon as possible.


808 3rd Avenue South, Ste 302
Fargo, ND 58103

(701) 929-1814

The mission of the Fargo Moorhead Area Youth Symphonies (GMAYS) is to provide an exceptional and challenging orchestral experience to the young instrumental musicians of our region.





General Information

Auditions take place every Spring, please check our calendar and Facebook page for updates.  Invite your friends to audition too!

You will be notified by mail of your specific audition day and time.  Arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled time for check-in and warm-up.

Please note that students DO NOT need to audition for both Symphony and Attacca. If you audition for Symphony, you will be placed in either Symphony or Attacca based on that audition.

Complete the appropriate Audition Registration form and return with $15.00 to FMAYS, 808 3rd Ave S, Suite 302, Fargo ND 58103.

All musicians must read and sign the FMAYS Code of Conduct in order to audition/participate in FMAYS. This has been created for the safety of all FMAYS musicians, and is found in each audition area.

Call 701-929.1814 or email if you have questions.

Junior high audition materials

Students entering grades 7 or 8 may audition for the Junior High Concert Strings.  Younger students may be eligible to audition; please contact the FMAYS office to discuss.  Audition requirements include a prepared solo, scales, and excerpts. The recommended tempo for all excerpts is quarter note = 92bpm.


Students entering grades 9-12 may audition for the Attacca Strings. Audition requirements include a one minute prepared solo and the appropriate scale for your instrument as listed below.

Below are the excerpts used by each area in your audition. Please prepare the bracketed areas of the given excerpts.

Senior High Audition materials

String players entering grades 9-12 and wind/percussionists entering grades 8-12 may audition for the Senior Symphony.

Below are the excerpts used by each area in your audition. Please prepare excerpts in their entirety.