Audition Requirements

For Inspiration, Showcase and Ovation Ensembles

Students will be placed in a level and seating based on their musical ability, the balance requirements of the level and ensemble, and the number of vacancies in each section.

Review the audition requirements for all levels below 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 Audition Requirements:

 

Inspiration (Foundational) Ensembles – (PDF)
Includes Debut Strings, Debut Winds, Overture Strings, Overture Winds, and Symphonic Strings ensembles

Showcase (Intermediate) Ensembles – (PDF)
Includes Concert Orchestra, Concert Winds, Wind Symphony, and Sinfonia ensembles

Ovation (Advanced) Ensembles – (PDF)
Includes Symphony Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra ensembles

DOWNLOAD THE FULL AUDITION HANDBOOK – (PDF)
Includes instructions, recommendations, requirements and more for ALL ensembles

San Diego Youth Symphony