AUDITION REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON OF TRYPO IS OPEN!
Auditions for new members will be held in person in May 2022. To schedule an audition, please complete the audition application form and we will contact you with the next steps.
YPO, Wind Symphony & Percussion Ensemble:
- May 9-13, 2022 – YPO Strings Auditions (auditions to be held at TRYPO’s downtown office OR at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music)
- Monday, May 16, 2022 – Brass & Percussion Auditions at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music
- Tuesday, May 17, 2022 – Woodwind Auditions at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music
- Thursday, May 19, 2022 – Symphonette Audition Day 1 (Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass) at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music
- Friday, May 20, 2022 – Symphonette Audition Day 2 (Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass) at Duquesne University’s Mary Pappert School of Music
Click the button to complete the Audition Application Form, and a member of the TRYPO staff will reach out to you with more details.
MORE ABOUT OUR ENSEMBLES:
Young Peoples Orchestra [YPO]: Full symphonic orchestra, suggested ages 14-18. Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Keyboard, Harp, Percussion. For more information about YPO, please visit the Young Peoples Orchestra page. For audition requirements, click HERE.
Wind Symphony [WS]: Wind ensemble featuring woodwinds, brass, and percussion instruments, suggested ages 14-18. Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophones, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Keyboard, Harp, Percussion. For more information about Wind Symphony, please visit the Wind Symphony page. For audition requirements, click HERE.
Percussion Ensemble [PE]: Percussion Ensemble consists of only percussion instruments, suggested ages 14-18. Students will have the opportunity to work with many types of percussion instruments, from traditional to quirky (coffee cups?!), in a group setting. For more information, please visit the Percussion Ensemble page. For audition requirements, click HERE.
Symphonette [SYM]: Strings-only ensemble, suggested ages 12-18. Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass. For more information about Symphonette, please visit the Symphonette page. For audition requirements, click HERE.
(FYI, We have more programs!) In addition to our Auditioning Ensembles, TRYPO offers music education through other programs as well. Scroll down to read about our Other Program Options, enrolling in fall 2022.)
Audition Format, Application Deadlines, and a few FAQ
Audition Format: Auditions for next season will take place in-person in May 2022 for all ensembles, with an option to submit video auditions as well.
YPO/WS/PE 2022-23 Season Application Deadline: For best chance of consideration, TRYPO must have your complete audition materials (application form and audition fee or waiver request) for YPO, Wind Symphony, and Percussion Ensemble by Sunday, May 1, 2022.
Symphonette 2022-23 Season Application Deadline: For best chance of consideration, TRYPO must have your complete audition materials (application form and audition fee or waiver request) for Symphonette by Sunday, May 8, 2022.
“The Deadline Passed! Oh no! Can I still apply?” We will first consider applications that were received by May 1, 2022 (for YPO, WS, PE) and May 8, 2022 (for Symphonette), but we will continue to fill spots in the ensembles on a rolling basis (especially if you play instruments like bassoon and viola!). If the initial round of audition results have not yet been posted on trypo.org, feel free to e-mail Audition@trypo.org if you would like to check in about your specific instrument.
“How will I receive my audition time?” After you submit the Audition Application Form, you will be contacted by a TRYPO staff member with more information.
“If I am already in TRYPO, do I have to re-audition?” If you are in a current TRYPO Large Ensemble and want to continue in that same ensemble next year, you do not need to re-audition! There will be a survey towards the end of the semester about your intentions for next season. If you want to move to a different ensemble than the one you are in, then yes, please fill out the form and plan to audition!
“I have questions!” or “I need help!” We have answers, and we’re happy to help! Your question or issue might help us help other students too, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please e-mail Audition@trypo.org, and we’ll take care of you!
How to apply
2. Submit $25 application fee.
- Online: PayPal accepted at end of application form.
- Check/Cash: Mail to office
- “No Questions Asked” Audition Fee Waiver available!
[All audition fee details available in application form.]
A TRYPO staff member will contact you to schedule your audition!
Other Program Options
Here is a summary of other program options that will enroll in fall 2022. For more information about all TRYPO programs, please explore the Programs Menu. Participation can happen in addition to or independently from the auditioned programs above.
Youth Chamber Connection: Join TRYPO’s Youth Chamber Connection (YC2) and play in a quartet or quintet! For more information, visit trypo.org/youth-chamber-connection/.
TRYPOsphere!: In the 2020-21 Season, we launched a brand new series of courses open to students at any experience level who are interested in growing their musical knowledge and improving performance skills. Non-TRYPO members are welcome to enroll. For more information, go to trypo.org/tryposphere.