New Member Audition Application

Thank you for your interest in the California Youth Symphony! 

Entrance Auditions for CYS are open to students of high school age and younger as of September of the coming season. To request an entry audition for our 2019-2020 Season, please complete an Online Audition Registration Form. Each musician within a family will need to complete a separate form. 
 
Please review the important Audition FAQs and Audition Requirements pages of our website prior to completing this Audition Registration form.
 
For CURRENT CYS Members, audition registration forms will be mailed to you via USPS. Please do not complete this online form. 
 
  • ORCHESTRAS (Strings & Harp Only - Advanced level) auditions will be held on
    April 5, 6, 12 and 13.
  • ORCHESTRAS & WIND SYMPYHONY (Wind & Brass Only - Advanced level) auditions will be held on March 30 and April 6.
  • STRING ENSEMBLES (Beginning & Intermediate levels) auditions will be held on
    March 30, April 6, and 13.
  • WIND ENSEMBLES (Beginning & Intermediate levels) auditions will be held on
    March 30 and April 6.
  • PERCUSSION auditions will be held on April 7 and April 14.
 
The audition fee is $30.00 for each musician. The application fee is non-refundable and must accompany your application submission in order to complete your registration. Payments are now only processed through PayPal. To find out more about PayPal please click here.  CYS no longer accepts mail-in check payments.
 
DATES TO REMEMBER:
  • March 1, 2019 - Application Deadline (Application closes at 11:59PM PST)
  • March 15, 2019 - Audition Appointments mailed via USPS
  • May 2, 2019 - Audition Results mailed via USPS

If you have any changes or corrections to your application after you have completed your registration, please contact the CYS office by phone at 650-325-6666 or by email at CYSAuditions@cys.org with your request.

 
Musician Contact Information:
Gender *
Instrument, Training & Music Experience:
Please select the instrument on which you will be auditioning.
(If applying on more than one instrument, you will need to submit separate applications.) *
**Note: Saxophone & Euphonium may audition for CYS Wind Ensembles & Wind Symphony groups only. String Bass may audition for Orchestras & Wind Symphony groups. Harp auditions are for Orchestras only.
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Have you played in an orchestra or
ensemble before? *
Have you auditioned
for CYS in the past? *
With whom? *

2019 CYS Audition Schedule - PERCUSSION

Auditions for new percussion members will be held on Sundays, April 7 and April 14
CYS may open a limited number of spots on additional days for overflows. Although we will make our best effort to accommodate scheduling requests, CYS will make the final decision on what day and time auditions will be scheduled.
 
To assist with scheduling, please indicate the times you CANNOT audition:
I CANNOT audition on Sunday, April 7 at:
I CANNOT audition on Sunday, April 14 at:
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2019 CYS Audition Schedule - STRINGS & HARP

  • ORCHESTRAS (Advanced level - Strings & Harp): 
    • April 5: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • April 6: 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • April 12: 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • April 13: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • STRING ENSEMBLES (Beginning & Intermediate levels - No Bass & No Harp):
    • March 30: 9:00am-4:00pm
    • April 6: 9:00am-2:00pm
    • April 13: 9:00am-3:00pm
Auditions may be conducted by any of a number of different CYS directors. Although we will make our best effort to accommodate scheduling needs or specific ensemble or conductor requests, CYS will make the final decision on what time auditions will be scheduled and which CYS music director will adjudicate the audition.
 
To assist with scheduling, please only indicate the times you CANNOT audition. For orchestra auditions, please make yourself available for at least one time slot on a Friday and one time slot on a Saturday so we can accommodate you.
 
These are times I CANNOT Audition: 
I CANNOT audition on Saturday, March 30 at:
I CANNOT audition on
Friday, April 5 at:

I CANNOT audition on
Saturday, April 6 at
(read info):
 
I CANNOT audition on
Friday, April 12 at:

I CANNOT audition on
Saturday, April 13 at
(read info):
 

IMPORTANT: We only have limited spaces available, so please make yourself available
for at least one Friday and one Saturday.

2019 CYS Audition Schedule - WIND & BRASS

  • ORCHESTRAS (Advanced level - Wind & Brass):
    • March 30: 10:00am-3:00pm
    • April 6: 10:00am-3:00pm
  • WIND SYMPHONY (Advanced level - Saxophone & Euphonium Only):
    • March 30: 3:00pm-6:30pm
    • April 6: 3:00pm-6:30pm
  • WIND ENSEMBLES (Beginning & Intermediate levels - Wind & Brass):
    • March 30: 10:00am-6:30pm
    • April 6: 10:00am-6:30pm
Auditions may be conducted by any of a number of different CYS directors. Although we will make our best effort to accommodate scheduling needs or specific ensemble or conductor requests, CYS will make the final decision on what time auditions will be scheduled and which CYS music director will adjudicate the audition.
 
To assist with scheduling, please only indicate the times you CANNOT audition. For orchestra auditions, please make yourself available for at least one time slot on a Friday and one time slot on a Saturday so we can accommodate you.
 
These are times I CANNOT Audition: 
I CANNOT audition on
Saturday, March 30 at (read info):
 
I CANNOT audition on
Saturday, April 6 at (read info):

IMPORTANT: We only have limited spaces available, so please make yourself available
for at least one Saturday.
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