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Upcoming Auditions

Due to COVID-19, auditions for the 2020-2021 season will be held via video submission. Please read below for more details.

How to Audition:

1. Fill out the online Audition Application Form. Once completed, check your e-mail for a confirmation message containing all of the links for submitting your video online. If you have issues accessing the links, please contact the office at

2. 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.


3. Submit your audition video and Audition Application Form no later than May 3rd.

Office staff will be available by phone between noon and 8 pm on Sunday, May 3rd for audition tech support. Call (719) 633-3901!

*If you are auditioning on multiple instruments, you must fill out an Audition Application Form and submit a separate video 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.