Audition Registration and Requirements

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Audition is open for the 2024-2025 performance season that starts in the fall.

Youth Symphony of DuPage (YSDP) welcomes new and returning musicians (advanced grade school through high school) to audition for our Sinfonietta Strings, Philharmonia Strings, Concert Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, and chamber ensembles.  YSDP is dedicated to bringing advanced ensemble training and performance opportunities to talented young musicians from DuPage County and the surrounding Chicagoland area. Auditions are open to all musicians, particularly for talented wind, brass, and percussion musicians. 

YSDP rehearsals are weekly on Mondays at Arrowhead, with three public Concerts per performance season and concerts in Wentz Concert Hall in Naperville, Illinois.

All students who audition will need to register.

On the application form, indicate the highest-level orchestra or ensemble to which you are applying and prepare your chosen solo(s) that represents your current playing level and scales, as indicated below. 

Orchestra auditions will be online.

Please send the audition unlisted YouTube link to audition@ysdp.org.

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Spring Audition Extension

Due to high demand, we are offering the following extension period for the Spring Audition. The registration will close automatically on June 17 at 11:59 p.m. Please click the blue button below to register.

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Note on audition video recording:

The phrase “back-to-back” in the Audition Info Sheet refers to the pieces that should be recorded without pauses, creating a seamless performance. While recording all the requirements in one continuous take is the preferred approach, we would accept recording each requirement separately as long as a link is provided.  This allows for better organization for each evaluation. Under any circumstances, editing the audition video is not permitted.  

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Double-click each of the Audition Info Sheet or Audition Requirements documents below to Download.

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Please click each instrument below to view or download your Excerpts (Alpha Order).

Symphony Orchestra Excerpts 2024-2025

Symphony Orchestra Bass Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Cello Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Clarinet Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Eng Horn Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Flute Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra French Horn Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Harp Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Oboe Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Trombone Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Trumpet Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Tuba Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Viola Excerpt

Symphony Orchestra Violin Excerpt

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Concert Orchestra Excerpts 2024-2025

Concert Orchestra Bass Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Bassoon Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Cello Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Clarinet Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Flute Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Horn Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Oboe Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Trombone Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Trumpet Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Tuba Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Viola Excerpt

Concert Orchestra Violin Excerpt

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Philharmonia Strings Excerpts 2024-2025

Philharmonia Strings Bass Etude Excerpt

Philharmonia Strings Cello Etude Excerpt

Philharmonia Strings Viola Etude Excerpt

Philharmonia Strings Violin Etude Excerpt

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Sinfonietta Strings Etude 2024-2025

Sinfonietta Strings Bass Etude Excerpt

Sinfonietta Strings Cello Etude Excerpt

Sinfonietta Strings Viola Etude Excerpt

Sinfonietta Strings Violin Etude Excerpt