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Thank you for choosing to audition for the SDYS 2021-2022 season on Acceptd!
To start an application, please choose whether to audition for the next ensemble up or to reseat in your current ensemble. All high school students will have their audition heard by the Music Director.
Prior to selecting the ensemble you wish to audition for, please be sure to view all Ensemble Audition Requirements.
You are required to upload the following materials:
- Headshot (selfies are OK!)
- Scale video
- Solo video (play entire piece or movement that best displays your abilities)
- Prepared excerpt video (if recording multiple excerpts, record them all in one video)
You may also refer to our Audition Handbook for helpful audition tips and other important information.
Please review some helpful tips on creating a successful audition video.
July 22 - August 2: New Student Audition Period
August 2: Last day of auditions!
August 11: Placement notifications sent, including tuition and tuition assistance decisions
August 20: *Tuition Due*
August 28th: Season's First Downbeat
September 11th & September 12th: First weekend rehearsals in Balboa Park
SDYS Ensembles Progression Chart
Symphony Orchestra Wind Orchestra
Sinfonia Wind Symphony
Concert Orchestra Concert Winds
Overture Strings Overture Winds
Debut Strings Debut Winds
Please review the age requirements for all SDYS ensembles:
**Age Requirement by September 1, 2021**
Level Minimum Maximum
Debut Strings & Debut Winds 8 years / 3rd grade 5 years / 10th grade
Overture Strings, Overture Winds,
& Symphonic Strings 8 years / 3rd grade 17 years / 12th grade
Concert Orchestra, Concert Winds 10 years / 5th grade 19 years
Sinfonia & Wind Symphony 12 years / 7th grade 19 years
OVATION 9th grade 22 years