Membership in MYSO is selective and is determined by an audition process. This group provides a full symphonic setting for strings, winds, brass, percussion and harp. The Philharmonia repertoire is selected to enable musicians to grow in their musicianship and prepare them for admission into the Symphony Orchestra.

Rehearsal times for the MYSO Philharmonia are TBD.

Audition Information

To qualify for an audition, each new and returning musician must meet the following criteria:

  • Must play one of the following instruments: Strings, winds, brass, percussion, harp or piano
  • Must complete an audition application
  • Must submit a non-refundable $25.00 audition fee securely via PayPal

All prospective students must then complete the audition as described below, including the instrument specific excerpts listed on right side of this page:

All Strings:
Please prepare all major scales, 2 flats to 3 sharps, 1, 2 or 3 octaves.
Prepared solo of your choice, 2-3 minutes in length.
Excerpts C and D.

Winds, Brass, Percussion:
Please prepare all major scales, 4 flats to 2 sharps 1, 2, or 3 octaves.
Chromatic scale demonstrating the range of the instruments.
Prepared solo of your choice, 2-3 minutes in length.
Excerpt C (percussion excerpts D and C)

*Please note that an audition for Philharmonia does not guarantee placement into Philharmonia