AUDITION REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022-23 SEASON OF TRYPO IS OPEN!
Auditions for new members are typically held in person each May before the start of the fall season, but it’s not too late to join us for 2022-23. We still have a few openings in our large ensembles listed below, and Youth Chamber Connection and the TRYPOsphere Music Conservatory are still accepting new students.
Young Peoples Orchestra:
Viola, Oboe, Bassoon, Trombone, Percussion, and Harp
Bassoon, Tenor Sax, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Percussion
All the positions have been filled! Please contact us for alternate options 🙂
(NEW!) Tutti Strings:
Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, and Harp
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our open positions, and how to audition.
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 13-19. 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.
[NEW!] Tutti Strings [2T]: Strings-only ensemble, suggested ages 8-12. Instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, and a limited number of Harp and Piano. For more information, please visit the Tutti Strings page.
(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!: 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.