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Audition Information

For Conservatory Season 2021 – 2022

To continue to safeguard our students and staff, SDYS auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be made by video and submitted online through the Acceptd platform.

 

Students will be able to begin submitting their online audition videos on Friday, May 7, after our registration period has closed.

  • Registration period for Returning Students: March 17 – May 7
  • Registration period for NEW students only: March 17 – July 22
  • Mid-Season Audition period: TBD

At San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS), we offer every student musician at any level the opportunity to participate in one of our 13+ orchestras and wind ensembles.

Additional Information on Audition Dates and Requirements

Requirements for video auditions have not changed from our traditional audition requirements, but they will be clarified at the opening of the submission period. Students may upload audition videos between Friday, May 7 to Monday, June 7, when the June audition period closes. All registered students will receive an email at the close of registration with video submission details.

We will do our best to keep you informed with any additional pertinent information related to this year’s audition process. Students should be familiar with the audition expectations found in the 2021-2022 Audition Handbook which can be downloaded below.

Please call the SDYS office at 619.233.3232 or email conservatory@sdys.org with any further questions.

REVIEW THE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

Download the Full 2021-2022 SEASON AUDITION HANDBOOK – PDF

Includes instructions, recommendations, requirements and more for ALL ensembles. Please download and review the audition requirements for all levels in the Auditions Handbook and select those that you are most confident in being able to demonstrate well for a particular level. Your private music teacher, if you have one, can also help you select the requirements that you should practice for your audition.

DOWNLOAD 2021-2022 Season MUSICIANS’ HANDBOOK:

2021-2022 Musicians’ Handbook (all levels) | Información en español

All students who are interested in or planning on joining SDYS must review policies outlined in the SDYS Musicians’ Handbooks. If you are unsure which handbook is most applicable to you, please visit our Ensembles page to find the ensemble best-suited to your current level.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021-2022 Season CALENDARS:

Prelude Season Calendar (beginner level)
Inspiration Season Calendar (foundational level)
Showcase Season Calendar (intermediate level)
Ovation Season Calendar (pre-professional level)

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