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PSYE Auditions

Audition registration for the PSYE 2021-22 season is now open!

Visit the Registration page to get started.

Auditions for the 2021-22 season will take place online with pre-recorded video submissions. Application materials, audition fee and audition video must be submitted by Friday, May 7, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Are You Eligible?

Members of PSYE must meet the following requirements during the 2021-22 season:

  1. Actively participate with your school music program to the satisfaction of your school music director during the 2021-22 school year.

  2. Study the instrument you are auditioning on with a private teacher during the 2021-22 school year.

  3. Meet the following grade/age requirements as of September 1, 2021:

a.     Santiago Strings – Grades 6-9

b.    Youth Wind Ensemble – Grades 8-12

c.    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 - 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. Please click here to download the excerpts for your instrument.

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

Contact us:

Artistic Staff

Jacob SustaitaMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor, Pacific Symphony
Gregory X. WhitmoreMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
Irene KroesenMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings
Carl St.ClairArtistic Advisor

Administrative Staff

Shawne ZarubicaDirector of Youth Ensembles
Nicole Kroesen, Youth Ensemble Manager
Bridget Bow, Santiago Strings String Coach
Danielle Liu, Youth Quartet Coordinator
Maranda Li, Youth Ensembles Intern