PYO Music Institute

Bravo Brass Auditions


2021-2022 In-Person Audition Dates

November 29, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Faculty Adjudicators

Paul Bryan, Director & Conductor
Brian Brown, Faculty
Barry McCommon, Associate Conductor, Bravo Brass & Faculty
Karen Schubert, Faculty
Robert Skoniczin, Associate Conductor, Bravo Brass & Faculty


Saint Patrick Hall
240 South 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Schedule and Audition

Step 1: Please complete the online registration form. Contact the office if you are unable to register online due to technical reasons at or 215.545.0502.

Step 2: Everyone who auditions is required to print a Bravo Brass Audition Form, complete it, and bring it to the audition. Click Here to download the form (PDF File).

Auditions are by appointment only. If you have any questions, please contact the PYO Music Institute office at or 215.545.0502.

UPDATE November 10, 2021: Bravo Brass will continue to hold auditions by appointment, and currently has openings in all sections. Please complete the registration form to schedule your audition! Any questions can be directed to Mr. Oatts at or 215-545-0502.

Bravo Brass auditions are open to student brass and percussion players ranging in age from 12 through 21 years.

Audition Requirements

  • All players are required to play their choice of a solo or two contrasting etudes. In addition, each player must perform the required excerpts for their instrument. Please download the required excerpts below.


  • Trumpet players must be comfortable transposing C trumpet parts.
  • Trombonists must read bass and tenor clefs.

The applicant and/or parent/guardian agree that all decisions concerning placement and participation in the Bravo Brass program are at the sole discretion of the artistic staff, and that their decisions are final.

Annual tuition for the 2021-2022 season is $1795. A non-refundable deposit of $550 is due at the time an accepted student registers for the Bravo Brass program. Tuition balance is due by the first rehearsal of the concert season.

Financial Aid is available for those accepted students who demonstrate financial need. Applications are available upon request. Please contact the PYO office at or 215.545.0502 for more information.