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Fall Auditions are now OPEN!

Fall auditions are now open for all ensembles, including the Ascent Big Band and Pinnacle Jazz, our new middle school jazz ensemble.
Auditions will be September 10th, 2022 from 9am-12pm,
at the CSYSA facility. 

Note: We will be holding
in-person jazz auditions!
You may send in an absentee video audition if you cannot attend.

Please complete the steps below to be certain your audition is scheduled successfully. Feel free to contact or 719-633-3901 for questions. 

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.

**If you auditioned for All-State this year, you may also audition using those materials in place of our audition music. Please reach out if you have any questions.

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 ten 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.