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PRYSM and PRYSM Young Artists Auditions

COUNT DOWN TO AUDITIONS

2020-2021 Audition Video Submission Deadlines

September 7, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Final Date to Submit an Audition for 2020-2021

Faculty Adjudicators

Gloria dePasquale, Director and Conductor
Andrea Weber, Conductor, PRYSM Young Artists Orchestra

Location

Bryn Mawr College
101 N. Merion Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Map/Directions

Schedule and Audition

Spring auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be online video recorded auditions instead of live in-person auditions. Submit your audition materials here.

To submit an audition:

  1. Submit required audition materials via Acceptd, the official online audition platform of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization. (Note: there is no fee to submit an audition)
  2. Wait for official contact from the PYO office. You can review the complete application timeline here.
  3. Once accepted, you will be emailed instructions for completing an online registration form.

Please review the audition requirements listed on this page, as well as the PRYSM Video Submission Guidelines.

If you have any questions, please contact the PYO office at eoatts@pyos.org or 215 545 0502.

PRYSM (Philadelphia Region Youth String Music) and PRYSM Young Artists Requirements

PRYSM Video Submission Guidelines

  • Auditions are open to students ranging in age from 6 through 14 years.
  • Students are selected and placed by the Directors in either PRYSM or PRYSM Young Artists based on musical, maturity and experience.
  • PRYSM students must have finished Suzuki Book 4, PRYSM Young Artists students, Suzuki Book 2, or equivalent.
  • Placement in either orchestra is based on the strength of the entire audition and at the sole discretion of the Directors.
  • All students must be enrolled in private lessons.

Audition Requirements for PRYSM YOUNG ARTISTS

  • PRYSM Young Artists students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to bring one solo piece of their choosing from Suzuki Book 1 or 2 (or equivalent.)


Audition Requirements for PRYSM

  • PRYSM students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to play one solo piece of their choosing.
  • All students considered for PRYSM must be proficient with vibrato.
  • All Cellists must select scales which demonstrate the use of thumb position.
  • Students are to prepare the following excerpt for their respective instrument:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass


Audition Requirements for Students to Advance from PRYSM Young Artists to PRYSM

  • PRYSM YA students should play the following required scales.
  • Students are to play one solo piece of their choosing.
  • All students considered for PRYSM must be proficient with vibrato.
  • All Cellists must select scales which demonstrate the use of thumb position.
  • Students are to prepare the following excerpt for their respective instrument:

Violin
Viola
Cello
Bass

The applicant and/or parent/guardian agree that all decisions concerning placement and participation in the PRYSM program are at the sole discretion of the artistic staff, and that their decisions are final.

Annual tuition for the 2019-2020 season is $1795.  A non-refundable deposit of $550 is due at the time an accepted student registers for the PRYSM program. 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.