Now Accepting 2024-2025 Audition Applications

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band auditions are open to student woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, harp, and double bass players. The Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB) accepts students ages 13 through 18.

PYSB rehearsals take place on Tuesdays from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., mid-September through early-June, at Saint Patrick Hall (240 South 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103).

Audition Requirements

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

Flute & Piccolo (PDF) Oboe & English Horn (PDF) Clarinet (PDF) Bass Clarinet (PDF) Bassoon (PDF) All Saxophones (PDF) Trumpet (PDF) French Horn (PDF) Trombone (PDF) Bass Trombone (PDF) Euphonium (PDF) Tuba (PDF) Percussion (PDF) Piano (PDF) Harp (PDF) Bass (PDF)

The applicant and/or parent/guardian agree that all decisions concerning placement and participation in the PYSB program are at the sole discretion of the artistic staff, and that their decisions are final.

Annual PYSB tuition for the 2024-2025 season is $1,795. 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 info@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502 for more information.

Faculty

Louis Scaglione,
Music Director & Conductor, PYO

Patrick Bailey,
Director & Conductor, PYSB

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 Audition


If you have questions, please contact us at info@pyomusic.org or 215.545.0502.

Location

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