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The priority audition period for the 2018-19 BPYO season is in early May. Please complete the online sign up by clicking below. We will contact you to schedule a time after we receive your application. 

A second round of auditions will be held in early September for any openings not filled in the spring auditions. Priority is giving to those who audition in the spring, and we cannot guarantee openings on any particular instrument for the fall, so we encourage you to audition now if at all possible. 

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 bpyo@bostonphil.org

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

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The following excerpts are for the 2018-2019 BPYO spring auditions.  Please select, download, and print the appropriate part at your convenience.  

ALL INSTRUMENTS EXCEPT Percussion**

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

**PERCUSSION ONLY:

  • Please prepare (1) short etude or solo of your choice on timpani, and (1) short etude or solo of your choice on snare, in addition to the excerpts linked below. You will also be asked to sightread on mallets. Percussion auditions will take place on Monday, May 14, beginning at 7:00 pm. 

WOODWINDS

BRASS

STRINGS

PERCUSSION

Percussion [Hindemith (timpani), Dukas (glockenspiel), Prokofiev (snare)]
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