For Musicians

Audition Information

The California Youth Symphony is dedicated to the artistic development of a new generation of musicians and building audiences to support them. As a member of the California Youth Symphony, you will receive invaluable training, have excellent opportunities to enhance your musical growth, experiment and study new works, develop leadership skills, and perform at a high level of excellence some of the incredible repertoire required of a musician today. We welcome you to audition with us!


Entrance Auditions for the 2022-2023 Season are now closed. However, we are currently holding Recruiting Auditions on certain instruments. If interested, please complete the waiting list audition application below. We will contact you should an opportunity arise. If a position does not become available for the 2022-2023 season, applications for Entrance Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season become available in late January.

We are currently holding Recruiting Auditions for the following instruments and programs:

  • SENIOR ORCHESTRA (2:30 - 5:30 pm): String Bass, Viola, Bass Clarinet
  • ASSOCIATE ORCHESTRA (12:00 - 2:00 pm): String Bass, Viola, Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass Trombone, Tuba
  • WIND SYMPHONY (9:30 - 11:30 am): String Bass, Clarinet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
  • INTERMEDIATE STRINGS (9:00 - 10:30 am & 12:00 - 1:30 pm): Violin (3rd section), Viola, Cello
  • JUNIOR STRINGS (10:40 - 11:55 am): Violin (3rd section), Cello
  • WIND ENSEMBLE (3:45 - 5:45 pm): Clarinet, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
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