The audition form and instructions will be available on March 15, 2023 at There is a $15 audition fee (charged by Acceptd). If you are unable to pay the fee, please email 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. (Percussionists, please prepare something on timpani, snare, and mallets.)

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 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

Read the BPYO Audition FAQ


The excerpts for the spring 2023 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. 


Mendelssohn: Ein Sommernachstraum & Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Mov. 4



Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin & Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 Mov. 2



Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream & Kodaly: Dances of Galanta


Eb Clarinet

Eb Optional: Strauss: r.14 to 21



Tchaikovsksy: Symphony No. 4 & Mozart: La nozzi de Figaro



Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Mov. 3 & Strauss: Ein Heldenleben



Beethoven: Lenore Overture No. 3 & Strauss: Don Juan



Mozart: Requiem & Wagner: Die Walküre


Bass Trombone

Berlioz: Hungarian March & Wagner: Die Walküre



Mahler: Symphony No. 1 & Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries



Hindemith: Sinfonische Metamorphosen, Delibes: Lakme, Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf



Holst: The Planets & Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis



Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream & Brahms: Symphony No. 2



Mozart: Symphony No. 35 Mov. 1 & Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Mov. 2



Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Mov. 2 & Brahms: Symphony No. 2 Mov. 2



Mozart: Symphony No. 40 Mov. 1, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Mov. 4 & Mahler: Symphony No. 1 Mov. 3 beginning solo



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