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. 

Audition registrations for the new performance season 2022-2023 that starts in the fall are open to all musicians, with special consideration for talented wind, brass, and percussion musicians. Now is a great time to register to audition.

YSDP music directors will evaluate your performance based on the submitted audition links to determine where your skills best fit within YSDP ensembles, which may differ from the desired level you’ve noted on the registration form.

Both Video Links and Audition Registration are due on May 31 (changed from May 30, noted below).

Click HERE to register to audition or see more information below.

TO AUDITION

Youth Symphony of DuPage (YSDP) welcomes returning and new musicians.  Please follow the simple two-step process (blue boxes) to audition for the performance season 2022-2023 below.  Click the first blue box 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 May 31, 2022.  The due dates for the registration and audition video links are May 31, 2022 (changed from May 31).  We encourage you to submit them as early as possible.

2-STEP Audition: 

 
 
 

 

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

The next audition will be open in August 2022, with limited spots in the Fall 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.

HOW TO SUBMIT AUDITION LINKS

Set your YouTube video file privacy setting to “Unlisted”, use the naming convention like the following for the video title, starting with your name. Then send an email with a list of your audition video links to audition@ysdp.org:

Lastname Firstname Solo1: Title and Composer

Lastname Firstname Solo2:  Title and Composer  

Lastname Firstname Major Scale  

Lastname Firstname Minor Scale

Lastname Firstname Excerpt (for Symphony Orchestra or Concert Orchestra)

Lastname Firstname Etude (for Sinfonietta Strings or Philharmonia Strings)