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Thank you for your interest in Pacific Symphony’s Youth Ensembles! Pacific Symphony Youth Ensembles (PSYE) is one of the largest pre-professional musical training programs in the nation, nurturing and inspiring young musicians in grades 6 through 12. PSYE provides members with high-caliber and innovative artistic experiences, fostering musical development, personal growth, and lifelong learning through the art of classical performance.

To learn more about our programs, please visit our website.

Are You Eligible?

Members of PSYE must meet the following requirements during the 2021-22 season:
  • Actively participate in your school music program to the satisfaction of your school music director during the 21-22 school year
  • Study the instrument for which you are auditioning with a private teacher during the 21-22 school year
  • Meet the following grade/age requirements as of September 1, 2021:
    • Santiago Strings – Grades 6-9
    • Youth Wind Ensemble – Grades 8-12
    • Youth Orchestra – Grades 9-12

To get started...

Please select the ensemble and instrument for which you are auditioning from the list on the left to learn more about the specific requirements and to start your application.

General applications are currently closed for the 21-22 season, however we are still accepting applications for Santiago Strings Viola and Santiago Strings Double Bass. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021 at 11:59pm PT (Pacific Time)
Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your audition!Even small files can take a long time to upload, so don’t wait until the day of the deadline!

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