Auditions

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Upcoming Auditions

The CSYSA will be holding *in-person Fall and Mid-Year Auditions at our spacious new facility on the following dates:
  • September 12th, 2020
  • December 12th, 2020
*We will be no longer be accepting video auditions except for students who wish to submit an absentee audition due to being out of state or otherwise unavailable to audition on the scheduled dates. Please view the absentee audition instructions linked below for further details.

How to Audition:

1. Schedule your audition time by clicking the button below.

2. Fill out the online Audition Application Form.

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.

Want to learn more about absentee auditions? Click the button below!

*If you are auditioning on multiple instruments, you must fill out an Audition Application Form and schedule a separate audition for each instrument.

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.