PYSO Auditions

Live auditions for new members in the 2018-19 season have now concluded.

However, there are still openings for Horn.  If you are interested in more information about Horn auditions, please send us an email with “horn audition” as the subject line.

The next round of auditions for all other instruments will be in the Spring of 2019.

PYSO Auditions for each upcoming season are normally held in the spring for entry into the orchestra in the fall. Updated excerpts and audition procedures for ALL instruments are posted each January. Please check our website in January for details. It is the student’s/parent’s responsibility to check the website for changes or updates each year if you wish to audition. Feel free to email us with any questions you may have.


Advanced students up to and including college age can apply.

2018 Audition Excerpts
2018 Audition Fee

Audition Fee for:

2018 Audition Application Form for Percussion

2018 PYSO Audition Registration for Percussion

  • Student Information

    All percussion applicants are required to fill out this form and submit it electronically with your recorded percussion audition.
  • Audition Recording

  • Excerpts must be consecutive with no editing or break in between. Upload only MP3 format.
  • Parent Information

What's Happening

6:00 pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Full Orchestra Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Rehearsal Order: Respighi Lara’s Theme (from Dr. Zhivago) – Email if you do not have your music! Tchaikovsky (Bach/Mendelsson – only if there is time – winds & percussion should plan to stay all[...]
3:30 pm Full Orchestra Rehearsal (for Gala) @ Rodef Shalom
Full Orchestra Rehearsal (for Gala) @ Rodef Shalom
Oct 28 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Full orchestra rehearsal for PYSO fundraiser that is same evening from 6 to 9 PM. PYSO Parents’ Assn will provide meal for PYSO musicians.
5:45 pm PYSO Fundraiser Gala @ Rodef Shalom
PYSO Fundraiser Gala @ Rodef Shalom
Oct 28 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Stay tune for more information!
10:00 am PYSO Dress Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
PYSO Dress Rehearsal @ Heinz Hall
Nov 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch for musicians at 12:30 PM (provided by the PYSO Parents’ Assn).

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