Symphony Program Auditions for the 2023-2024 Season are CLOSED
Symphony Audition Registration
- Audition registration has closed for the 2023-2024 season.
- If you have questions, contact HYS admin at (808) 941- 9706 or firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements:
- Please note that for the 2023-2024 season we will no longer be requiring COVID-19 vaccination for students in our programs.
What instruments are accepted?
Students may only audition on ONE instrument.
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium*, Tuba, Percussion, Harp**
*Euphonium will NOT be considered for YSI. Only for Youth Symphony II & Concert Orchestra, and only if there are not enough trombones auditioning.
**Harp students who are accepted into the program will be asked to play AS NEEDED throughout the season. There is no guarantee that a harp student who gets into the program will perform during the season; it is all dependent on the repertoire selected for the year.
Can I audition on two instruments?
No. Students may audition on only one instrument.
How do I know the Symphony Program is appropriate for my level?
In a normal year, the Symphony program consist of 3 groups (CO, YSII, YSI). See the above graphic for further detail about the experience provided within each ensemble. You can also download the audition music and consult with a music teacher if one is available to you.
When and where are rehearsals held?
All HYS Symphony Program rehearsals are on Sundays with a handful of special rehearsals that happen on either a Saturday morning or Friday evening.
♪ For WINDS & PERCUSSION students, rehearsal is generally between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm.
♪ For STRING students, rehearsal is usually between 11:30 – 3:00 pm.
♪ Rehearsal schedule is dependent on which ensemble a student gets into.
Do I have to take private lessons?
We highly recommend you take private lessons to enhance your HYS experience.