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Audition applications for Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles 2022-23 season are now available!


Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles is pleased to be using Acceptd for the 2022-23 audition season.

Application materials, audition fee and audition video must be submitted by Friday, May 6, at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Please click here to get started: PSYE 22-23 Audition Application

Submit the following through Acceptd:

  • Registration form and fee ($40)
  • Audition video
  • 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).
  • A headshot (this doesn’t have to be fancy—just a phone picture of your smiling face!)


In your audition video, you are required to prepare two musical components:

  • Solo - Please prepare one solo of your choice which best demonstrates your playing ability. Solos should be a 1 ½ - 2 minute selection performed without an accompanist.
  • 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.

 

A few notes…

  • If you are also auditioning on an auxiliary instrument (i.e. Piccolo, English horn, etc.), please select the auxiliary instrument on your primary instrument’s application.
  • If you would like to be considered for both Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble and Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, choose your primary choice ensemble and select “I would like to be considered for the alternate ensemble.” You only need to submit one application and one audition video.
  • If you would like to be considered for multiple ensembles outside of PSYO and PSYWE (i.e. Youth Orchestra and Santiago Strings, or Youth Wind Ensemble and Youth Concert Band), you will need to fill out two separate applications, prepare two different sets of excerpts and prepare two different audition videos.

 

Please note the age requirements for each ensemble:

  • Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings – Grades 6-9
  • Pacific Symphony Youth Concert Band – Grades 6-9
  • Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble – Grades 9-12
  • Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra – Grades 9-12


Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at psye@pacificsymphony.org

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