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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 psye@pacificsymphony.org.

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: psye@PacificSymphony.org

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