Academic Year Orchestra Program Application

Apply now to the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra's 2022-2023 Season!

All fields marked with * are required.
Important Dates
  • June 1 - Application opens
  • August 12 - Application closes
  • August 16 - 24: Auditions
  • August 18 - 26: Rolling acceptances
  • September 2: Deadline to accept or decline placement (required)
  • September 17: First day of rehearsal
Rehearsal Information

AYOP orchestras will rehearse on Saturdays. Please reference our website for specific times. Symphonette, Debut, Junior, and Youth Orchestras will rehearse at Shorecrest High School. Prelude String Orchestra will rehearse at Kellogg Middle School. 

Important Policy Update

SYSO believes that the future of music education depends on the important work done today in school music programs. SYSO musicians are leaders in their school music programs and in other extracurricular ensembles in which they participate. Though we recognize SYSO students maintain busy schedules, school music programs are very important, and depend on enrollment numbers to exist.


As we believe music is a gift, and it is our responsibility to share it with as many people as possible, SYSO will be requiring all students to participate in their respective school music programs, whether it be orchestra, band, choir, chamber, jazz, pit orchestra, etc., where possible. Students are always expected to prioritize school music concerts and rehearsals over SYSO-related obligations.



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*Please select Yes if you have had a student attend or apply to any of the following programs: Academic Year Orchestra Program (all orchestras), Seattle Conservatory of Music, Marrowstone Music Festival, or SYSO Summer Music. 
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