Now Accepting 2024-2025 Audition Applications

Immediate seats are available for Double Bass, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, and Low Brass.

Audition Dates:
Saturday, June 1, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 9, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra auditions are open to student string, woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, and harp players.

The Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra (PYAO) accepts students ages 13 through 18.

Audition Requirements

Performers will be asked to play 1) required scales, 2) their own selection from the solo repertoire, and 3) required orchestral excerpts. Please see below for specific requirements for each instrument.

Violin (PDF) Viola (PDF) Cello (PDF) Bass (PDF) Flute (PDF) Oboe (PDF) Clarinet (PDF) Bassoon (PDF) French Horn (PDF) Trumpet (PDF) Trombone (PDF) Bass Trombone (PDF) Tuba (PDF) Percussion (PDF) Harp (PDF) Piano (PDF)

Annual PYAO 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 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 or 215.545.0502 for more information.


Louis Scaglione,
Music Director & Conductor, PYO
Rosalind Erwin,
Director & Conductor, PYAO
Kenneth Bean,
Director & Conductor, YMDO

Schedule and Audition

Auditions are by appointment only. Complete the online registration form with your preferred 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