The Little Delaware Youth Ensemble, celebrating 20 years as a regional string orchestra for young people, will hold auditions from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Foothills Performing Arts and Civic Center at 24 Market St. in Oneonta.

Auditions are available by appointment for interested students between the ages of 6 and 18 who can read music and have some proficiency on their instrument. Players will be asked to play a piece of their choice, sight read and perform scales. More information is on the LDYE website:

The ensemble will hold weekly rehearsals beginning Sept. 16 and running through early June. Tuition is $175 per semester and scholarships are available. Winter concerts will be held in Delhi and Oneonta along with a spring concert in Oneonta.

Interested string players should contact the business manager for more information or to schedule an audition at

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