Sacramento Youth Symphony Open Auditions

Audition Application deadline 

extended to May 15, 2020

2020-21 Audition Application Payment

Note: First you will pay your audition fee and then from PayPal you will be directed to the Audition Form.


Step 1. Apply & Pay Audition Fee

Application Fee $40.00

Honor Band Members please contact

the Business Office to redeem your certificate.

Contact the SYS office at 916-731-5777

with questions or concerns.

Step 2. Video Submission Instructions

Auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held at:

Sacramento State University, Department of Music, Capistrano Hall
Saturday, May 23rd, 2020 (Violins Only)
Sunday, May 24th, 2020 (Violins & Low Strings Only)
Saturday, May 30th, 2020 (Violins, Low Strings, Woodwinds & Percussion Only)
Sunday, May 31st, 2020  (All Instruments Except Percussion)

OPEN AUDITIONS Each year, 400 children and youth audition for membership in one of our seven orchestras or ensembles.  SYS has established audition requirements (see below) for each instrument including scales and repertoire. Please examine these requirements and share them with your child’s music teacher. He or she can help you determine if your child is ready to audition for membership with SYS. Musicians should be prepared to play the required scales, a self-chosen music selection (solo), and a sight-reading selection at their appointed time.  Open auditions are “blind” meaning the student does not meet the judges or adjudicators face to face. 

Video Auditions -Due May 31st

With the current COVID 19 related safety precautions SYS is shifting Open Auditions to online video auditions instead of our usual live auditions.