Full Orchestra Auditions 2021

Auditions for the 2021-22 season have closed. For more information about future auditions, please email info@philharmonic-association.org.

Musicians wishing to audition for two separate ensembles should make sure to indicate that on the registration form. They will will attend two auditions, each with different requirements and a separate fee. If you are accepted into both ensembles, you will placed in the more advanced of the two. Call 919-645-8434 or email info@philharmonic-association.org to request a waiver based on financial need.

Click here to register for orchestral auditions.


About Our Full Orchestras

The Philharmonic Association sponsors three levels of full orchestra for strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion musicians in grades 4 – 12.

  • The Triangle Youth Philharmonic, our most advanced ensemble, has been the official youth orchestra of the North Carolina Symphony since 1993 and performs full-length concerts of professional level repertoire.
  • The Triangle Youth Symphony annually performs two hour-long concerts of individual symphonic movements and other advanced-intermediate repertoire.
  • The Triangle Youth Orchestra shares a concert evening with the Symphony and performs intermediate level arrangements of well-known classical pieces as well as original works composed for educational purposes.

Basic Audition Requirements for Full Orchestras
You may audition for up to two orchestras only
2 or 3 octave scale of applicant’s choice
Excerpts (see below)


If you are auditioning for more than one orchestra, you MUST prepare the excerpt sheet for EACH ensemble that you are auditioning for.  Click the links below to access the 2021 excerpts:

Triangle Youth Orchestra Excerpts
Triangle Youth Symphony Excerpts
Triangle Youth Philharmonic Excerpts

Audition Fees

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.

Call 919-645-8434 or email info@philharmonic-association.org to request a waiver based on financial need.

Audition fees should be mailed to:
Auditions Coordinator
Philharmonic Association, Inc.
P. O. Box 782
Cary, North Carolina 27512-0782

Click Here to Register for Orchestral Auditions

Registrations are open until the auditions for your instrument have taken place.  To register you must agree to abide by the terms in the Full Orchestra Handbook.  Link to 2021-22 Handbook to come. 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.