Auditions are held annually in April for the following school calendar year. Rolling admissions are also offered to students who wish to join mid-season. Selection for California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra is based upon an individual’s talent and potential, regardless of race, religious belief, or any other status. To find out more about CPYO vision and mission, please visit the Our Story page.

Auditions for 2018-2019 Season

If you are interested in joining us, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and submit it with your payment. Detailed instructions are on the form.

Audition Application

To register for an audition in any CPYO program, please download and fill out the Audition Application Form (at the bottom of this page) and mail it to the address below along with the $25 application fee:

PO Box 2459
Saratoga, CA 95070-0459

Take the challenge, come grow with us. Memberships are now open for the 2018-2019 season. Please submit your Audition Application to the CPYO office.

Audition Requirements
The California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra offers two programs by level.

California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

    • Any 3 octave scale for string instruments; any 2 octave scale for winds and brass instruments.
    • Choice of any solo repertoire which demonstrates technical facility and lyrical expression.
    • Possible sight-reading.

CPYO Associate Orchestra

    • Any 2 octave scale.
    • Choice of any solo repertoire.
    • Possible sight-reading.

New Students

Advertisement in concert programs

Copyright © 2014-2015 California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra