Audition applications for the 2018/2019 season are now being accepted. Deadline to apply is April 8, 2018.


To audition for the 2018/2019 HYS season, complete these steps:

  • Complete Audition Application Form and submit $40 audition fee. In cases of extreme financial hardship, the audition fee may be waived.
  • Upon receipt of completed application and audition fee, a scheduling link will be emailed to the applicant. Auditions take place between April 22 and May 12, depending on the instrument.
  • Schedule your audition via the scheduling link.
  • Review and prepare all audition repertoire requirements. This includes scales, solo piece(s), excerpt(s) and sight-reading. Specific repertoire for each instrument can be found in the audition requirements by instrument. It is recommended that you review the repertoire requirements with your private teacher.
  • Attend audition. Saturday auditions take place at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. Sunday auditions take place at Pershing Middle School.
  • Notification will be mailed in mid-June. Results will not be given over the phone.