PYMO Auditions

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2017-2018 Audition Dates

June 3, 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

June 10, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

June 11, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Faculty Adjudicators

Louis Scaglione,
Music Director & Conductor
Rosalind Erwin,
Director & Conductor, PYAO
Kenneth Bean,
Director & Conductor, PYMO

Location

Saint Patrick Hall
240 South 20th Street
(20th and Locust Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Map/Directions

Schedule and Audition

Step 1: Please complete the online registration form. Contact the office only if you are unable to register online due to technical reasons at info@pyos.org or 215 545 0502.

Step 2: Everyone who auditions is required to print a PYMO Audition Form, complete it, and bring it to the audition. Click here to download the form (PDF).

Auditions are by appointment only. If you have any questions, please contact the PYO office at info@pyos.org or 215 545 0502.

Auditions are open to student string, wind, brass, and percussion players. The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) accepts students ages 10 through 17.

Auditions are open to student string, wind, brass, and percussion players. The Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra (PYMO) accepts students ages 10 through 17.

Audition Requirements

String performers should play 1) their own selection from the solo repertoire, 2) one major and one minor scale in three octaves, détaché, at various tempi and 3) the following required orchestral excerpt.

The required excerpts will be posted on or before March 15, 2017.

Wind, Brass, and Percussion performers should play 1) their own selection from the solo repertoire, 2) major scales up to four flats and four sharps, and 3) the following required orchestral excerpts:

The required excerpts will be posted on or before March 15, 2017.

In addition:

  • If a flute student plays piccolo, please bring the instrument to the audition, and be prepared to play a scale.
  • If an oboe student plays English horn, please bring the instrument to the audition, and be prepared to play a scale.
  • Clarinet students must have a B-flat clarinet, and if possible, have access to an A clarinet.
  • Horn students should be starting to learn transpositions.
  • Trumpet students must have a B-flat trumpet, and if possible, have access to a C trumpet, and should be starting to learn transpositions.
  • Percussionists should play timpani, snare drums, and cymbals.

Annual PYMO tuition for the 2016-2017 season is $1,195.00. A non-refundable $485.00 deposit is due at the time an accepted student registers for the PYO organization. Tuition balance is due by the first rehearsal of the concert season.

Financial Aid is available for those accepted students who demonstrate financial need. Applications are available upon request. Please contact the PYO office at info@pyos.org or 215.545.0502 for more information.

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