Auditions

“Not only did the program help me to achieve my goals musically, but it has also taught me to always give the best, and to never give up on anything.” –Moanalua High School, violinist

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Symphony Program Audition

Hawaii Youth Symphony auditions for its three symphony orchestras (Youth Symphony I & II, Concert Orchestra) are usually held during the last two weekends in May, and sometimes into the first weekend in June, for the upcoming season which begins in August. You must submit an audition application by the deadline to participate. Applications for each season are available and accepted in mid-March. Receipt of a fully completed application form and fee are required before an audition can be scheduled. The non-refundable application fee is $25 when received by the deadline. Late applications are accepted with a fee of $45. An additional $10 fee is charged for auditions that are recorded by HYS. .

String Program Auditions

Auditions for the two top orchestras in our String Program (Concert String Orchestra and String Orchestra Ensemble) are held in mid-August. You must submit an audition application by the deadline to participate. Applications for each season are available and accepted after July 15. Receipt of a fully completed application form and fee are required before an audition can be scheduled. The non-refundable application fee is $10 when received by the deadline. Late applications are accepted with a $20 fee. Fees are waived for students who auditioned for the Symphony Orchestra Program.