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Spring Auditions Feb 18–25

On-line Auditions for our Spring Quarter are Feb 18–25. Spring auditions are specifically for musicians that did not audition in Fall or Winter.

UPDATE: Due to COVID safety concerns, BYSO is unable to guarantee placement into ensembles at Spring Auditions the year. All submitted auditions will be adjudicated and feedback will be available to all those who audition.If a student qualifies for placement at BYSO, they will be added to a waiting list and we will offer enrollment from this list as space allows.  For more information please email

Virtual Rehearsals 1/10/2022

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Washington State, along with multiple inquiries and absence reports from BYSO families with concern regarding the Omicron variant, we have made the decision to host virtual rehearsals on Monday, January 10th for all BYSO ensembles. Please check your ensemble page for more details and link to Zoom Virtual Rehearsal.

Winter Quarter Rehearsals

Mark your calendars – Winter Quarter rehearsals start January 10th.  Music will be available to download and print on Friday, January 7th.  Check your ensemble page for the most up-to-date information.

Winter Audition Results!

We are happy to announce Winter Auditions have been adjudicated.  If you have not received your results, please contact us at

BYSO Executive Director Search

BYSO is seeking a goal-driven, entrepreneurial, collaborative team leader to lead the next phase of growth – Click here to learn more!

Concerto Competition

Registration is now open! This years competition will be held in-person on December 6th – click here to register!

Musicians Concert Attire

BYSO students should arrive dressed for the occasion! This includes black masks to adhere to COVID safety protocol. Click here for further information on what to wear.

Fall Concert Tickets

Fall Concerts at Meydenbauer Theatre November 21 & 22.  Tickets are available for purchase here

Rehearsal Volunteers Needed!

In-person rehearsals have started and we couldn’t be happier, but we do need rehearsal volunteers Click here to sign up

Premiere, Sinfonia and Percussion Retreat 10/16/21

We will be hosting our Premiere, Sinfonia and Percussion retreats this coming Saturday, October 16th at Lake Washington High School.  As a reminder this is not in place of a Monday-night rehearsal but additional time to rehearse as a group as well as with professional musicians in sectionals.  Check your ensemble page for more details.

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