Live Auditions usually take place in June and early September. If no specific dates are listed above, please bookmark our page and check back soon! Mid-Season auditions for vacant positions are typically offered in January on a case-by-case basis.

All new and returning members must audition each season. Auditions typically take place in June and September. Occasionally, mid-season auditions are necessary and will take place in January. Candidates audition for the CSYOP – not a specific group – and selected candidates will be placed in an ensemble based on level.

Auditions are approximately 10 minutes long and will consist of scales and prepared selection(s). Sight-reading may also be asked. Please follow the audition standards that most closely match your current level of playing. Carefully read the detailed requirements below for your instrument.

Questions about auditions? Just reach out to our Personnel Manager, Stacy Callahan. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Woodwinds and Brass


All students will audition on timpani, snare drum, and a mallet instrument. Students are encouraged to present an etude or prepared piece of their choice. Sight reading may be asked. The following specific skills will be asked:

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