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

Dr. Samara Humbert-Hughes

2194 W. Megan St., Chandler, AZ 85224

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

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.
  • All 12 major, 2 octave scales either linked together in circle of 4th or ascending chromatically. You may audition on the excerpts listed below OR play the AMEA Regional Excerpts #1, #2, #3 (available from your school band director) 
  • 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 listed OR ask your school band director for the AMEA Regional Excerpts #1, #2, #3.  Concentrate on the snare drum parts if not all instruments are available.

2024 YSSW Audition Excerpts