Audition Registration and Requirement

Youth Symphony of DuPage (YSDP) welcomes new musicians from advanced grade school through high school to audition for our Sinfonietta Strings, Philharmonia Strings, Concert Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestras. To join YSDP, students participate in an audition. All new candidates and current members must participate in the audition process for the upcoming 2022–2023 performance season.

Thank you to those who participated in the Spring and Fall Audition. The Audition Result and Documents are sent to you from the Youth Symphony of DuPage to sign off. Audition entries are carefully reviewed by our music director and a highly qualified music staff to ensure the most appropriate placement for each musician. This team works to create carefully balanced ensembles that maximize each student’s technical abilities and orchestral experience. Your placement reflects the competitive nature of YSDP’s distinguished multi-level youth orchestra program which may be different from the desired level noted on the individual registration form. Once the Orchestra and Strings level assignment is made, it is not our policy to accommodate changes.

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While Spring Auditions and Fall Auditions for the new performance season 2022-2023 are officially closed, the registration is open to those who have a private teacher’s recommendation or the YSDP music director’s recommendation. The auditions are open to all musicians with the recommendation with special consideration for wind, brass, and percussion musicians.

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Two-Step AUDITION

All auditions are online. Please follow the simple two-step process (blue bars) to audition for the performance season 2022-2023 below.  Click the first blue bar to register for an audition.  There is a $25 registration fee followed by entering your information.  Then submit your audition video links at audition@ysdp.org by August 7, 2022.  We encourage you to register now and submit your audition video links as early as possible:

 

submit your registration and the audition video links at your earliest opportunity. 

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Downloadable Audition Information and Requirements: 

HOW TO SUBMIT AUDITION LINKS

Submit an audition video link to audition@ysdp.org.

Submit a video link and NOT the actual video or movie files.

Your audition should be played straight through, all in one video file back to back.

Videos must be submitted through a YouTube link. Set your YouTube video file privacy setting to “Unlisted”

Be sure to include the musician’s full name in the email.

Please dress as you would for an in-person audition.

SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUDITION EXCERPTS

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Violin

Viola

Cello

Double Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Horn

Trumpet

Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Harp

Percussion

CONCERT ORCHESTRA AUDITION EXCERPTS

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

Flute

Oboe

Clarinet

Bassoon

Horn

Trumpet

Trombone

Tuba

PHILHARMONIA STRING AUDITION ETUDE

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

SINFONIETTA STRING AUDITION ETUDE

Violin

Viola

Cello

Bass

Your inquiry is welcome at audition@ysdp.org or info@ysdp.org.