Auditions for TYP, TYS and TYO for the 2020-21 season are during the evenings of August 17 – 20 at Athens Drive High School, 1420 Athens Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606. Results will be announced by Labor Day Monday. Please do not call asking about results. This video gives n overview of our auditions.
Auditions are scheduled by instrument and most instruments are scheduled on one day only. Except in cases of financial hardship, there is a $20 fee for each audition and auditions will not be scheduled until the fee has been received. Call 919-645-8434 to request a waiver based on financial need.
Musicians may choose to audition for up to two ensembles. For violinists this will entail two separate 5 – minute auditions. For everyone else, this can be accomplished in one 5 – minute audition. The registration will prompt you to select “First Choice Ensemble” and “Second Choice Ensemble”. Only select a second choice if you are willing to participate in that ensemble – otherwise select “None”. Violinists selecting a second ensemble will trigger two separate auditions requiring two audition fees.
Due to the large number, violinists are split into three groups: one for TYP, one for TYS and one for TYO. The requirements are different for each audition. Violinists may take up to two separate auditions, requiring a fee for each. All other instrumentalists may select up to two groups and this material will be heard during one audition (one fee).
Musicians must agree to attend scheduled dress rehearsals and concerts before they audition.
Basic Audition Requirements for Full Orchestras
You may audition for up to two orchestras only
2 or 3 octave scale of applicant’s choice
2 part Skill Sheet specific to each instrument and orchestra, available year-round
Excerpts for specific orchestra(s) posted online one month before auditions
See special instructions for Violin
Audition Requirements for Violinists
Violin Skill Sheets 2 TYP examples, available year-round
Orchestral excerpts specific to TYP, posted online one month before auditions
TYP level sightreading.
Violin Skill Sheets 2 TYS examples, available year-round
Orchestral excerpts specific to TYS, posted online one month before auditions
TYS level sightreading.
Violin Skill Sheets 2 TYO examples, available year-round
Orchestral excerpts specific to TYO, posted online one month before auditions
Dress Rehearsal/Concert Dates (mandatory)
Triangle Youth Philharmonic (TYP)
Fall dress rehearsal and concert: November 17 and 22, 2020
MLK dress rehearsal and concert: TBD
Spring dress rehearsal and concert: May 5 and May 10, 2021
Triangle Youth Symphony (TYS) and Triangle Youth Orchestra (TYO)
Fall dress rehearsal and concert: November 23 and 30, 2020
Spring dress rehearsal and concert: May 10 and 11, 2021
Audition fees may be paid by check or using Paypal at the time of registration. Please make the audition fee check out to Philharmonic Association or PA, Inc.
Audition fees should be mailed to:
Philharmonic Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 782
Cary, North Carolina 27512-0782
Registrations are open until the auditions for your instrument have taken place. The exact time and date of your audition will be mailed to you using the US Postal Service on or about August 8, 2020 or within three days of receipt of your audition fee, whichever is later.
Placement into one of the Philharmonic Association full orchestras [TYP, TYS, or TYO] is at the discretion of the adjudicators. Their decisions are final and are not open for review.
To register you must agree to abide by the terms in the Full Orchestra Handbook. Click here to read the Handbook