Auditions for open spots only will be held December 14th. Click here to sign up!
How to Audition:
1. New this year: Sign ups are entirely online! Click the button
below to schedule your audition time.
Questions? Call (719) 633-3901.
2. Fill out the online Audition Application Form.
Please fill out this form no less than 24 hours prior to your audition. Do not complete this form until your audition has been scheduled.
3. Practice, practice, practice!
Find the music for your instrument on the Audition Music page and practice! Each page will include instructions for additional audition requirements.
*If you are auditioning on multiple instruments, you must schedule separate auditions on the appropriate days for each instrument and fill out an Audition Application Form for each. You will only be required to pay one audition fee.
Out of town during our auditions? Submit an absentee audition!
CSYSA Audition Information
Approximately 400 young musicians are accepted by audition every year to take part in one of our eight auditioned groups. Over 160 additional students are enrolled in the Mozart String Project (for beginning string players), which focuses on beginning string instruction and is located at sites in Northeast and North-central Colorado Springs. Today, students from over sixty schools around the Pikes Peak region including Pueblo, Castle Rock, and Peyton participate in our programs. The association presents over 60 performances each year regionally, nationally and internationally. The educational program features music camps, performing tours, leadership classes, music theory instruction, a solo competition, exposure to all forms of orchestral literature, chamber music ensembles, and community collaborations.