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!


The Entrance Audition Application for the 2022-2023 CYS Season is now closed. The directors are reviewing the audition videos. Thank you for applying!


  • MARCH 15, 2022 - Percussion Audition Applications Due (closes at 11:59 PM PST on March 15). 
  • MARCH 31, 2022 - Strings|Winds|Brass - Audition Applications Due (closes at 11:59 PM PST on March 31)
    APRIL 4, 2022 - Strings|Winds|Brass - Video Submissions Due. (closes at 11:59 PM PST on April 4). Submit any time before the deadline - plan accordingly
  • MARCH 26, APRIL 3, and APRIL 10, 2022 - Percussion Auditions held at Almond Elementary School
  • MAY 2, 2022 - Audition Results & Registration Instructions sent via Email
  • MAY 15, 2022 - Deadline to receive Registration and Payment for the 2022-2023 Season

If you would like more information about our CYS programs or auditions please read through our website, under Programs, for further details, or please contact the CYS office by phone at 650-325-6666 or email

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