Audition General Information

Auditions for the 2020-2021 Season will be held in early May 2020

Please check back in early April 2020 for audition sign-up information.

Preparing for Your Audition

Please come prepared to play scales you have mastered, as well as a polished piece that best demonstrates your present skill level. You will also be asked to sight-read. For longer pieces, excerpts will be heard rather than the entire work.

What to Expect on Audition Day

You should expect a reminder email automatically generated by Signup Genius 3 days prior to your scheduled audition.

All auditions held at: Westchester Community College, Academic Arts Building

Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to unpack and warm up.

Please give the registered Musician name at the check-in desk.

We will attempt to keep to the time selected. Walk-ins will be accommodated after those who have registered. There could be a substantial wait for those who have not registered.

Audition Results

Conductors of the orchestra you auditioned for will notify you of your results. Letters (snail mail) are sent out by the Westchester Elementary Strings and Westchester Junior Strings conductors. Results emails are sent out by the Westchester Youth Symphony conductors. Because the conductors results are based on the number of auditions per instrument and how they plan to put together their orchestra sections, the results are sent on a rolling basis. You may receive results as early as mid May, to as late as the end of June. If you have not received results by July 1st, please inquire about your status at


Auditions for the 2019-2020 Season have concluded, Thank you!

Auditions for the Westchester Elementary Strings and Westchester Junior Strings for the 2019-2020 Season have concluded, Thank You!

Auditions for the Westchester Youth Symphony are still being accepted

For string players entering grades 10-12 in September 2019

For brass, wind and percussion musicians entering grades 9-12 in September 2019