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Musicians ages 6 to 20 are invited to make an audition appointment with ECYS. Individual audition appointments are made year-round, based upon openings in the program. Candidates must study with a private teacher, and have had at least one year of lessons to be considered for placement.

CURRENT ECYS MEMBERS: CLICK HERE to apply for a promotion audition (you must have your ECYS log-in information to access). DO NOT click the audition application button below.


2017-2018 Season New Member Audition Application

Appointment slots for Advanced (Symphony, Sinfonietta, and Galbraith) Strings and Woodwinds are full. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list. Priority will be given to double bass, viola, bassoon, and oboe.

All brass instruments and beginning string players are welcome.

All musicians interested in the Summer Music Conservatory will be scheduled for an audition.

Before you apply for an audition:

  • Carefully read the requirements that are posted for each orchestra and ensemble, and prepare your audition accordingly. Auditions will be held in throughout the summer.

  • There is a $25.00 audition fee due when you fill out the application. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. You will not receive an appointment until this fee is received.

  • If you have any questions, please review the FAQ.

  • Interested in the Senior Symphony? Please note the following: Musicians who are accepted to the Senior Symphony for 2017-18 must attend the Annual Retreat from August 6 - 11, 2017 at UC Santa Cruz.


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