Apply and Audition

Due to COVID-19, our Winter/Spring 2021 offerings and audition procedures have changed. Those interested in the online winds and brass classes simply need to complete an application. There will be no in-person auditions; returning string players applying for the Spring Chamber Music program will not need to audition. New string players applying for the Spring Chamber Music program should submit a video no longer than 4 minutes demonstrating their skills on their instrument, such as a favorite piece, a recently learned piece, or an All State audition piece.

Winter 2021 Winds and Brass Sessions: REGISTER ONLINE TODAY

Winter/Spring 2021 Tuition Details

  • Winter Winds and Brass Sessions – $20
  • Spring Chamber Music – $150/perso

Please do not submit payment until the first class date. To request a financial assistance application, please e-mail

Standard Audition Requirements

Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, and Harp:

  • Two minutes of a prepared solo that best demonstrates your playing ability (your choice)
  • One scale with arpeggio (your choice)
  • Sight reading of orchestral excerpts (selected by the BSYO)

Percussionists must prepare excerpt(s) from solo and/or etude repertoire on pitched and non-pitched instruments.

Standard Tuition Details

Tuition for the Pre-Orchestra Program is $100 per student per year. Tuition for all other ensembles is $275 per student per year.

The BSYO is committed to ensuring that all musicians who successfully audition for membership in BSYO ensembles are able to participate, regardless of financial considerations. Thus, we offer tuition waivers, reductions or special payment plans to families who demonstrate financial need through the Tuition Assistance Application available by request. For the 2019-20 season, we are also offering the following sibling discounts:

  • 2nd sibling: $165 (40% off)
  • 3rd sibling: $110 (60% off)
  • 4th sibling: $0 (free)