Interested in joining TYS? Audition for a spot!

Audition Process

1. Register

Auditions are by appointment only. Our scheduled audition days are over for the 2018/2019 season. We do offer limited auditions by appointment only. These usually take place on Monday nights, before our rehearsals. Please indicate if you are available between 5:30 and 6:00 prior to our next scheduled Monday rehearsal. Rehearsal schedule available on our calendar.

To signup for an appointment, please fill our our Audition Registration Form. Once you register, you will receive an email with a confirmed date, time and location of your audition.

2. Prepare Required Elements

Please read the audition requirements listed below.

3. Pay $25 Registration Fee

A $25 registration fee, payable at your audition (or you may pay online), is required to audition. If you are accepted to and join the orchestra, this fee will be applied toward your tuition.


If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Tish Dunn at

Prelude Strings Audition Requirements


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.


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


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

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