Ensemble Levels

Click on your instrument below and select the most advanced level of audition material that you feel comfortable with and can play well. Aim for the suggested metronome markings when indicated, but remember that it is always more important to play accurately, demonstrating good tone and intonation.

All auditioning musicians will be asked to sight-read a short excerpt of symphonic music. Music for sight-reading will be provided by the adjudicators at the audition.

Keep in mind that preparing material for a certain level does not ensure placement at that level. Your placement will be based on your demonstration of these standards at the audition. Your age is NOT a primary consideration.

Note: the sight-reading requirement still applies to online audition submissions.

Important: the audition material listed below is for the 2023-24 Season. BYSO follows the NAfME audition cycle each year, which updates in early Spring. Check back at that time for updated NAfME material (where applicable) for the 2024-25 Season.

Please contact us at auditions@byso.org with any questions.

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