PYO Music Institute

Prysm Strings and Prysm Strings Young Artists Auditions

COUNT DOWN TO AUDITIONS

2021-2022 In-Person Audition Dates

September 10, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass

Faculty Adjudicators

Gloria dePasquale, Director and Conductor
Andrea Weber, Conductor, Prysm Strings Young Artists Orchestra

Location

Settlement Music School - Wynnefield Branch
4910 Wynnefield Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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 info@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502.

Step 2: Everyone who auditions is required to print a Prysm Strings & Prysm Strings YA 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 info@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502.

UPDATE September 16, 2021: Prysm Strings will continue to hold auditions by appointment.  Please complete the registration form to schedule your audition! Any questions can be directed to Mr. Oatts at eoatts@pyomusic.org or 215-545-0502.

Auditions are open to students ranging in age from 6 through 14 years.

  • Students are selected and placed by the Directors in either Prysm Strings or Prysm Strings Young Artists based on musical, maturity and experience.
  • Prysm Strings students must have finished Suzuki Book 4, Prysm Strings Young Artists students, Suzuki Book 2, or equivalent.
  • Placement in either orchestra is based on the strength of the entire audition and at the sole discretion of the Directors.
  • All students must be enrolled in private lessons.

Audition Requirements for PRYSM STRINGS YOUNG ARTISTS

  • Prysm Strings Young Artists students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to bring one solo piece of their choosing from Suzuki Book 1 or 2 (or equivalent.)


Audition Requirements for PRYSM STRINGS

  • Prysm Strings students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to play one solo piece of their choosing.
  • All students considered for Prysm Strings must be proficient with vibrato.
  • All Cellists must select scales which demonstrate the use of thumb position.
  • Students are to prepare the following excerpt for their respective instrument:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass


Audition Requirements for Students to Advance from PRYSM STRINGS YOUNG ARTISTS to PRYSM STRINGS

  • Prysm Strings Young Artists students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to play one solo piece of their choosing.
  • All students considered for Prysm Strings must be proficient with vibrato.
  • All Cellists must select scales which demonstrate the use of thumb position.
  • Students are to prepare the following excerpt for their respective instrument:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

The applicant and/or parent/guardian agree that all decisions concerning placement and participation in the Prysm Strings 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 Prysm Strings 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 PYOMI office at eoatts@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502 for more information.