entrance auditions

Audition Requirements and Scheduling

Entrance Auditions for 2021-22 Season

Spring Auditions - May 17 & 24

Fall Auditions - Early September (dates TBD)

In-person auditions for the 2021-22 season will take place on May 17 and 24 at the NWCS Cedar Campus, 5975 N Cedar St, Spokane. Masks and social distancing are required.

Video-recorded auditions will also be accepted. Dropbox links provided below. Video audition applicants must also submit the Entrance Audition (Video Submission) Information form. Video auditions are due by May 24th.

Every student who participates in the Spokane Youth Symphony program must perform an entrance audition for the conductor of the orchestra for which he or she wishes to participate. Typically, entrance auditions take place in early June and September for the coming September-May rehearsal/concert season. Only students new to the program or returning students who wish to move up to more advanced orchestras need to audition. Returning students who wish to remain in the same orchestra do not need to take an entrance audition. A schedule for audition time sign-up will be posted on this website one to two months prior to the entrance auditions.

Students need to prepare the repertoire listed for their instrument on the page of audition requirements for that orchestra. They need to come to the audition location (which will be posted prior to auditions) no later than 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time in order to check in. The student or parent will fill out a brief form that will be to the conductor. The student will then perform the required music for the conductor/assistant.

AUDITION MUSIC: Choose the appropriate orchestra linked below and continue to the student's instrument to view and download the required audition repertoire. 


Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO) Audition Requirements

Spokane Youth Philharmonic Audition Requirements 

Spokane Youth Sinfonietta Audition Requirements

Spokane Youth Strings Audition Requirements