Interested in joining TYS? Audition for a spot!

Audition Process

  1. Auditions are by appointment only.
  2. To signup for an appointment, please fill our our Audition Registration Form
  3. Once you register, you will receive an email with a confirmed date, time and location of your audition.
  4. A $25 registration fee, payable at your audition, is required to audition. If you are accepted to and join the orchestra, this fee will be applied toward your tuition.

Please read the audition requirements below. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Andrea Walkup at andrea.walkup@tnys.org

Prelude Strings Audition requirements

Scales

VIOLIN SCALES The Violins are divided into 2 sections: Violin I and Violin II.
– For consideration in the Violin I section: C, G, D, A, F. All two octaves.
– For consideration in the Violin II section: C, G (two octaves), D, A, F. All one octave unless noted differently.
VIOLA & CELLO SCALES C (2 octaves), G, D (2 octaves), A, F. All one octave unless noted differently.
BASS SCALES C, G, D, F. All one octave.

Sightread

A piece will be provided that is comparable to Prelude Strings literature

Prepared Solo

A prepared piece of any style demonstrating your best ability.

Youth Symphony Audition Requirements

Strings and Harp

  • All 3-octave major scales
  • A prepared solo
  • Sight-reading

Woodwinds and Brass

  • All major scales
  • A prepared solo
  • Sight-reading

Percussion

  • A prepared solo or etude
  • Sight-reading
  • All major scales (Xylophone, Marimba)

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