acoma Youth Symphony


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2014-15 Auditions

8th grade and younger

High school:
9th grade and older

 Call the TYSA office at
(253) 627-2792 for more information or submit your information as specified.

 Audition Applications are available for 2014-15
(Regular Season runs September 2014-May 2015)

Auditions for all instrumentalists are currently being scheduled for Saturday


Please wait 24 hours after submitting your application to call for an audition appointment.

Preparation:  Prepare a classical solo of your choice, no accompaniment, that will demonstrate technical proficiency, tone production, and musicianship; consult your music teacher when selecting a piece.  This is an audition and not a performance, expect to be stopped before you complete your piece.  A short excerpt from an orchestral score will be provided for sight-reading.

Theory classes are also available.

Audition ApplicationPlease complete the Audition Application online and submit it.  Wait 24 hours and then call (253) 627-2792 between 10 am and 3 pm to schedule your audition appointment.  Print out and sign the Agreement Form and bring it with you to your scheduled audition appointment.  Click here for

Arrive 30 minutes before your audition.  Bring the signed Agreement Form (see below) with you to your audition.  The audition fee is $60.

Click on the link below, print the forms on your computer, complete and sign & bring them to auditions


It is important to us that all students and their parents be familiar with the school music policy of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (TYSA) and that they understand and agree to support it.  To provide us with a record of your knowledge of this policy, we will ask that you complete and sign the above  form designating such.  We appreciate your adherence to and support of this policy.


An important aspect of membership in any TYSA orchestra or one of its adjunct programs is simultaneous participation by the student musician in their school’s instrumental music program. 


TYSA strongly supports music education in the schools.  School music programs offer the student musician opportunities for daily ensemble participation which is then complemented by their involvement in the TYSA orchestras.


Participation in school music, in TYSA and in private lessons are three elements of a well-rounded music education

Tacoma Youth Symphony Association ● 901 Broadway, Suite 500
Tacoma, WA 98402-4415
Telephone: 253.627.2792 ● Fax: 253.627.1682 ● info@tysamusic.org

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2014-2015 SEASON

Tacoma Youth Symphony
$780 Total
$180 deposit due on 9/1/14

$730 if paid in full by 10/1/2014

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
$780 total
$180 deposit
due on 9/1/14

$730 if paid in full by 10/1/2014

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony
$720 total
$120 deposit
due on 9/1/14

$670 if paid in full by 10/1/2014

Tacoma String Philharmonia
$710 total
$110 deposit due on 9/1/14

$660 if paid in full by 10/1/2014

Tacoma String Symphony

$710 total
$110 deposit due on 9/1/14
$660 if paid in full by 10/1/2014

Automatic Monthly Tuition payment plans are available with deposit due on 9/1/2014 and $100 payments due the 1st of each month from October 1st through February 1st.  The March 1st payment adjusted to balance. 

Family Discount or Bass Discount (one per family) will be applied to final payment.