The priority audition period was in May. There are still a few openings that will be filled in a second round of auditions in early September. 

The audition form and instructions are available at https://bostonphilyouth.getacceptd.com. There is a $15 audition fee (charged by Acceptd). If you are unable to pay the fee, please email bpyo@bostonphil.org and we will assist you. 

Please prepare two contrasting pieces or movements of the highest level that showcase your musical and technical abilities. Pieces from different styles and time periods are encouraged. Please also prepare the designated orchestral excerpts for your instrument, posted below. If you would like to substitute other excerpts from the standard repertoire, please email bpyo@bostonphil.org for approval. BPYO auditions may include an informal interview, to be scheduled separately after we receive your application. Inquiries about auditions should be directed to the BPYO office, 617.236.0999 or bpyo@bostonphil.org

Read the BPYO Audition FAQ

 


The excerpts for the fall 2022 BPYO auditions are listed below. The parts are available by clicking the links below. Please select, download, and print the appropriate part at your convenience. 

The Eb Clarinet excerpt is an optional excerpt for clarinetists. English horn, piccolo, and bass clarinet excerpts are optional. Please bring an excerpt of your choice if you would like to audition on one of those instruments. 

Flute

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 2 m.60 to 90

Beethoven: Mov. 2: 131 to 146

 

Oboe

Strauss: Beginning to r.15

Bartok: Mov. 2 m. 25 to 45

Beethoven: Mov. 2 m. 132 to 146

 

Clarinet

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 2 m.45 to 60

Beethoven 5: Mov. 2 m. 133 to 146

 

Eb Clarinet

Eb Optional: Strauss: r.14 to 21

 

Bassoon

Strauss: Beginning to 4 before r.16

Bartok: Mov. 2 m.9 to 25

Beethoven 5: Mov. 3 m. 181 to 196

 

Horn

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Beethoven 5: Mov 4. (4 bars before Mov. 4to first 34 bars of Mov. 4)

 

Trumpet

Strauss: r.42 to 43, r. 56 to 62, 72 to 75

Bartok: Mov. 2 m.90 to 123

Beethoven: Mov. 4 (First 22 measures)

 

Trombone

Strauss: Beginning to r.14, 2 before r.56 to r. 66

Bartok Mov. 1 m.134 to 144, m.322 to 343, m.366 to 396.

Beethoven: Mov. 4 (First 22 measures)

 

Bass Trombone

Strauss: Beginning to r. 14, r.55 to 74

Bartok: Mov. 1 m.364 to 396

 

Tuba

Strauss: r. 8 to 16, 5th of r.57 to 59, r.62 to 66, 5 measures before r. 74 to 75

Bartok Mov. 1 m.380 to 396

 

Percussion

Strauss Timpani: r.64 to 3rd measure of r. 75

Strauss Snare Drum: r. 48 to 53, r. 54 to 55

Strauss Bass Drum: r.49 to 53, r. 64 to 70

Beethoven 5: Mov. 3 [rehearsal C] to Mov. 4 (first 22 measures)

Bartok Side Drum: Mov. 1 m. 1 to 9, m.120 to 147 (including empty measures), m. 254 to End

Bartok Timpani: Mov. 4 m.42 to 51

 

Violin

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 5 m.16 to 86 (bottom staff)

Beethoven 5: Mov. 2 m. 98 to 114 and Mov. 4 (first 22 bars)

 

Viola

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 5 m.74 to 99, m.112 to 148

Beethoven 5: Mov. 2 m. 1 to 10, 49 to 57, 98 to 106

 

Cello

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 5 m.292 to 317, m.384 to 431

Beethoven 5: Mov. 2 m. 1 to 10, 49 to 57, 98 to 106

 

Bass

Strauss: Beginning to r.14

Bartok: Mov. 5 m.372 to 429

Beethoven 5: Mov. 3 160 to 179 (take 2nd ending)

 

Harp

Straus: r.46 to 56, r.69 to 94

Bartok Mov 1 m.157 to 198, m.425 to 438 Mov. 4 m.43 to end, Mov. 5 complete