acoma Youth Symphony


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2015-16 Auditions

8th grade and younger

High school:
9th grade and older

Auditions are held at Urban Grace Church
902 Market St, Tacoma unless otherwise noted

August 12
High School Violin &
Young Violin

August 13
High School Violin &
Young Viola, Cello and Bass

August 14
High School Viola & Bass

August 17 (Auditions held in Rehearsal Hall @ 901 Broadway, Tacoma)

High School Cello &
All Percussion & Harp

August 18
All Woodwinds &
Young Brass

August 19
High School Brass

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

 2015-16 Audition Applications
Available Now

Regular Season runs September 2015-May 2016

Appointments will be available beginning May 5, 2015

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.  In the RARE instance that you cannot make it on your assigned day, you will need to submit a Tape/CD Recording in lieu of an in-person audition, click here.

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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2015-2016 SEASON

Tacoma Youth Symphony
$810 Total
$210 deposit due on 9/1/15
$760 total
if paid in full by 10/1/2015

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
$810 total
$210 deposit
due on 9/1/15

$760 total if paid in full by 10/1/2015

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony
$750 total
$150 deposit
due on 9/1/15

$700 total
if paid in full by 10/1/2015

Tacoma String Philharmonia
$740 total
$140 deposit due on 9/1/15
$690 total
if paid in full by 10/1/2015

Tacoma String Symphony

$740 total
$140 deposit due on 9/1/15
$690 total
if paid in full by 10/1/2015

Automatic Monthly Tuition payment plans with deposit due on 9/1/2015 and $100 payments due the 1st of each month from October 1st through February 1st.  The March 1st payment adjusted to balance. 

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