The priority audition period for the 2019-20 BPYO season will be in May. Any open positions after the spring auditions will be filled by a second round of auditions in early September. Please complete the online sign up by clicking below. We will contact you to schedule a time after we receive your application. 

Please prepare two contrasting pieces or movements of the highest level that showcase your musical and technical abilities, as well as designated orchestral excerpts below. BPYO auditions will also include an informal interview. Inquiries about auditions should be directed to the BPYO office, 617.470.8382 or

There is no fee to take the audition.  Read the BPYO Audition FAQ

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The following excerpts are for the 2019-2020 BPYO spring auditions.  Please select, download, and print the appropriate part at your convenience.  


  • Please prepare (2) contrasting pieces in addition to the excerpts below.


  • Please prepare a short etude or solo of your choice on timpani and snare, PLUS the three excerpts linked below (Timpani - Symphonic Metamorphosis; Glockenspiel - Sorcerer's Apprentice; Snare - Peter and the Wolf). You will also be asked to sightread on mallets.