2023-2024 Auditions are now on a rolling basis.

Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra auditions are open to wind (saxophone), brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba) and rhythm section (drum set, vibraphone, guitar, piano, bass) students ages 15 through 21.

Audition Requirements

Performers will be asked to play 1) required scales, 2) melody and improvisation over selected jazz standards, and 3) solo transcriptions. Please see below for specific requirements for each instrument. All applicants will join an open rehearsal and perform with the PYJO as part of the audition process.

Trumpet (PDF) Saxophone (PDF) Trombone (PDF) Tuba (PDF) Drumset (PDF) Vibraphone (PDF) Guitar (PDF) Bass (PDF) Piano (PDF)

Annual PYJO tuition for the 2023-2024 season is $1,955. 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 chood@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502 for more information.


Justin Faulkner,
Director & Conductor, PYJO

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 info@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502.


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