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The Saratoga Youth Symphony encourages applications from student musicians of all cultural backgrounds. All interested musicians, new or returning, must audition each season. Acceptance into the SYS is based solely on musical ability as demonstrated at the SYS’s annual auditions. Audition results are sent to each applicant within three weeks after the auditions.

 

Audition Times:

The SYS will schedule your audition time after the application and fee have been received. Please make sure that you notify the SYS of any conflicts that will affect your audition time. You may indicate these conflicts on the audition application.

 

Audition Length:

10 minutes

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Saratoga Youth Symphony:

Auditions are open to students who will be high school seniors or younger. Each student is required to prepare:

  • One solo piece or movement with contrasting passages at a NYSSMA Level 5 or 6

  • A two or three octave scale (depending on instrument)

  • Sight-read a brief orchestral excerpt

 

Eligibility Requirements for the Saratoga Preparatory Symphony:

Auditions are open to string players who will be high school seniors or younger. Each student is required to prepare:

  • One solo piece or movement at a NYSSMA Level 3 or 4

  • Scales 

  • Sight-read a brief orchestral excerpt

Eligibility Requirements for the Saratoga Wind Symphony:

Auditions are open to wind, brass and percussion players who will be high school seniors or younger. Each student is required to prepare:

  • One solo piece or movement at a NYSSMA Level 3 or higher

  • Scales 

  • Sight-read a brief orchestral excerpt

Tuition and Fees:

A non-refundable $45.00 audition fee is required per musician

Tuition for the season is $ 600.00 per musician

SYS reserves the right to change the tuition rate for the next season

 

 

 

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To download the Audition Application, click on the appropriate pink button below.
 

Auditions 
 for the second half of the 2023-2024 season will be held in  January 2024
   
For information and to schedule your audition,  please contact us at:
saratogayouthsymphony@yahoo.com
or call
Sue Nazzaro
at 518-583-1128
There is no application deadline

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