Now Accepting 2024-2025 Audition Applications

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

Audition Date:
Monday, May 6, 2024, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Audition Requirements

High school and college-aged 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.

French Horn (PDF) Trumpet (PDF) Trombone (PDF) Euphonium (PDF) Tuba (PDF)

Brass players of middle school age should be prepared to play their choice of a solo, two contrasting etudes, or several sections from their current ensemble music that represent their current level of playing.

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 2023-2024 season is $1,995. 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.


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

Schedule an Audition

Auditions are by appointment only. Complete the online registration form with your preferred audition date and time. The PYOMI office will contact you to confirm your audition.

Schedule an Audition

If you have questions, please contact us at or 215.545.0502.


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