Symphony Program Auditions 2023-2024

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

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.

Audition FAQs

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.