2024 - 2025 Youth Symphony of the Southwest



An audition time may be secured online at YSSW Online Audition Application.

If you wish to mail your application and payment, download this Audition Application form.  Mail the completed form and a $30 non-refundable check or money order (made payable to Youth Symphony of the Southwest) to:

Youth Symphony of the Southwest

c/o Patricia Cosand,

117 E. Ellis

Tempe, AZ  85282

For information, email us at ysswmail@gmail.com

Online Audition Application Form

To submit your Youth Symphony of the Southwest audition application and payment online, please complete the application form below and click SUBMIT.  Click the PayPal button to pay the $30 audition fee using PayPal or a credit card.  

2024 YSSW Audition Requirements

2024 YSSW Audition Excerpts

Scales as defined for your instrument, audition excerpts (available at the link below) and a one and one-half to two minute solo of your choosing.

  • Strings: All major and melodic minor scales and arpeggios in 3 octaves.  Two scales will be chosen for the audition.
  • Winds and brass: play a chromatic scale from the bottom to the top of the range.
  • Harp: play the Swan Lake cadenza from the audition excerpts a one and one-half to two minute solo of your choosing.
  • Percussion: play the audition excerpts concentrating on the snare drum parts if not all instruments are available.