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Thank you for choosing to audition for the SDYS 2022-2023 season on Acceptd!

Season 2022-2023 Registration and Audition Deadlines (MID-SEASON)
September 23 – November 30, 2022

  • Selected NEW students may register and audition until November 30, 2022. We are accepting auditions for the following instruments at this time:
    • Strings: Viola & bass only
    • Winds: Oboe & bassoon only
    • ALL Brass: French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, & tuba
    • Percussion
  • (NEW) Marching band students who play the above mentioned instruments may audition until November 30, and join mid-year.

How to Audition

To audition for the 2022-2023 season all students MUST complete the following steps:

  1. Complete your Registration and pay the $50 registration fee for SDYS by November 30: Register Here!
  2. Review and prepare all audition requirements before submitting your audition.
    • This includes scales, solo piece(s), and orchestral excerpt. NO piano accompaniment.
    • Specific repertoire for each instrument can be found on our website.
    • It is recommended that you review the repertoire requirements with your private teacher.
  3. Complete Audition Application online via Acceptd by November 30.
  4. Results will be available in November. Results will not be given over the phone.

Start Your Application

  1. Please select your instrument to the left under Start an Application.
  2. You are required to upload the following materials. Please have these ready prior to starting your application:
    • Headshot (selfies are OK!)
    • Scale video 
    • Solo video, NO piano accompaniment-  (see audition requirements for expected length of solo)
    • Prepared excerpt video (if recording multiple excerpts, record them all in one video)

Helpful links


August 27: Season's First Downbeat (orientation)
September 10 and 11:
First weekend of rehearsals!
September 23 - November 30: Mid-Season Auditions Open for NEW Students
December 5: Placement notifications sent, including tuition and tuition assistance decisions.
December 12: *Tuition Due* for Mid-Season students.
January 8, 2023 & February 4, 2023: First weekend of rehearsals for Mid-Season students. See Calendars Here.


Please call the SDYS Team at 619.233.3232 x 4 or email with any audition-related questions. Thank you!

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.