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PSYE Auditions

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

The deadline for 2022-23 audition applications has passed. Submitting an application no longer guarantees adjudication.

Audition materials for the 2023-24 season will be available in March 2023. For more information, please email

Visit the Registration page to get started.

Are You Eligible?

Members of PSYE must meet the following requirements during the 2022-23 season:

  1. Actively participate with your school music program to the satisfaction of your school music director during the 2022-23 school year.

  2. Study the instrument you are auditioning on with a private teacher during the 2022-23 school year.

  3. Meet the following grade/age requirements as of September 1, 2022:
a.   Santiago Strings – Grades 6-9
b.   Youth Concert Band - Grade 6-9
c.   Youth Wind Ensemble – Grades 9-12
d.   Youth Orchestra – Grades 9-12


Audition Requirements


The audition process requires you to prepare and implement two musical components:

  1. Solo - Please prepare one solo of your choice which best demonstrates your playing ability. Solos should be a 1 1/2 to 2-minute selection performed without an accompanist. Please provide a scanned copy of your solo for the adjudicators. (For piano, harp and percussion solo requirements, please see the excerpt page for your respective instrument).

  2. Required Excerpts – You will be expected to prepare all excerpts assigned to your instrument by Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles. Excerpts for the 2022-23 season are available here.

Please feel free to contact a PSYE staff member with any questions or concerns.

Contact us:

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

Artistic Staff
  • Irene Kroesen, Music Director, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings
  • Jacob Sustaita, Music Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor, Pacific Symphony
  • Gregory X. Whitmore, Music Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
  • Angela Woo, Music Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band
  • Carl St.Clair, Artistic Advisor
Administrative Staff
  • Shawne Zarubica, Managing Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles
  • Nicole Kroesen, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble Manager & PSYE Auditions Coordinator
  • Jared Brown, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Manager
  • Mel Domingo, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings Manager
  • Haiyang Wang, Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band Manager
  • Bridget Bow, Santiago Strings String Coach
  • Danielle Liu, Youth Quartet Coordinator