PYO Music Institute

YMDO Auditions (formerly PYMO)

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2021-2022 Audition Video Submission Timeline

April 23, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Online Auditions Portal Opens
May 14, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Priority Deadline for Audition Application Submissions
May 21, 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Audition Results sent to Priority Deadline Applicants

Faculty Adjudicators

Louis Scaglione,
Music Director & Conductor
Rosalind Erwin,
Director & Conductor, PYAO
Kenneth Bean,
Director & Conductor, YMDO
Gloria dePasquale,
Director & Conductor, Prysm Strings

Location

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season will be held online via Acceptd.

Schedule and Audition

Auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be online video-recorded auditions instead of live in-person auditions.

To submit an audition:

  1. Submit required audition materials via Acceptd, the official online audition platform of the PYO Music Institute. (Note: there is no fee to submit an audition)
  2. Wait for official contact from the PYO office to receive your audition results. Audition applications submitted by the Priority Deadline will receive their results by May 12.
  3. Once accepted, you will be emailed instructions for completing an online registration form.

Please review the audition requirements listed on this page, as well as the YMDO Video Submission Guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact the PYO office at eoatts@pyomusic.org or 215 545 0502.

Auditions are open to string, wind, brass, and percussion players. The Young Musicians Debut Orchestra (YMDO) accepts students ages 11 through 17.

Audition Requirements

String performers should play 1) required scales, 2) their own selection from the solo repertoire, and 3) the following required orchestral excerpts.

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

 

Woodwind performers should play 1) required scales, 2) their own selection from the solo repertoire, and 3) the following required orchestral excerpts:

Flute + Piccolo

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

 

Brass performers should play 1) required scales, 2) their own selection from the solo repertoire, and 3) the following required orchestral excerpts:

French Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Tuba

 

Percussionists should play 1) required scales & rudiments, 2) their own selection from the solo repertoire or etudes, and 3) the following required orchestra excerpts:

Percussion + Timpani

NOTE:  Please contact the PYOMI office if you do not have access to the required percussion instruments.

 

In addition:

  • Flutes should be able to play or be willing to learn to play piccolo. If the student does play piccolo, please be prepared to play the provided excerpt as a part of the audition.
  • Oboes should play or be willing to learn to play English horn. If the student does play English horn, please be prepared to play the provided excerpt as a part of the audition.
  • Clarinet students must have a B-flat clarinet, and if possible, have access to an A clarinet.
  • Horn students should be starting to learn transpositions.
  • Trumpet students must have a B-flat trumpet, and if possible, have access to a C trumpet, and should be starting to learn transpositions.
  • Percussionists should play timpani, snare drums, and cymbals.

Annual YMDO tuition for the 2021-2022 season is $1595. A non-refundable deposit of $550 is due at the time an accepted student registers for the PYO Music Institute. 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.