Now Accepting 2023-2024 Audition Applications

Audition Dates:
Tuesday, May 30, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band auditions are open student woodwind, brass, percussion, piano, harp, and double bass players. The Philadelphia Youth Symphonic Band (PYSB) 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 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)

Annual PYSB tuition for the 2022-2023 season is $1295. 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
Patrick Bailey,
Director & Conductor, PYSB
Paul Bryan,
Director & Conductor, Bravo Brass

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 or 215.545.0502.


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