syso entrance auditions

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. Scheduling link below. Masks and social distancing are required.

Video-recorded auditions will also be accepted. Link provided below.

Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra (SYSO)

Audition Instructions

1. Solo piece: Prepare a polished, recital-ready solo piece. The piece will be performed without accompaniment. You may play any work of your choice, but the level of difficulty should be an accurate representation of your technical and artistic ability. Your solo piece need not be memorized, but the entire piece should be performance-ready.

2. Required Scales & etude  (links to downloadable PDFs below): 

3. Sight-reading from repertoire that may be performed by the orchestra for which you are auditioning.  (not required for video auditions).

Spokane Youth Symphony Orchestra

Entrance Audition Requirements


Symphony - Horn

Symphony - Trumpet

Symphony - Tenor Trombone

Symphony - Bass Trombone

Symphony - Tuba

Symphony - Piano (for orchestra//harp parts only )Please inquire in advance if opening available by sending email to