The MYSP is still in the process of determining the full plan for programming next season. However, we do hope to resume large ensembles safely. If possible, in-person auditions will be held in August (exact date TBD). The audition requirements and repertoire is listed below.

What steps are required to audition?

  1. Complete the online audition form  by July 26th

  2. Pay $25 nonrefundable fee

What fees are involved?

2021-2022 Season Tuition Fees (non-refundable)*

  • Youth Symphony-$525

  • String Orchestra-$425

  • Wind Ensemble/Concert Band)-$350

  • Prelude Strings-$325


*The MYSP is happy to offer financial assistance to families that demonstrate need. Details will be made available after acceptance into the program. No accepted student is turned away due to inability to pay.

Concert Band

All Instruments

Why join the MYSP? 

Performing in school ensembles, private lessons, chamber music, All West, Youth Symphony – each one provides a unique and valuable learning experience. If you are able, we encourage you to do them all! At the MYSP you will learn advanced repertoire, play with advanced students, perform with a full symphony orchestra (YS), learn great music with gifted conductors and make new friends. Join the MYSP and be a performer, a leader and a future patron of the Arts. Financial Aid is available for families who demonstrate a need.

Who can audition?

String instrument candidates through the 12th grade can audition; Wind Ensemble candidates must be at least in the 8th grade, Concert Band in the 7th grade by Fall 2020. The following students are required to audition, regardless of previous MYSP participation:

  • New students 

  • Returning string students who would like to move up to a higher ensemble. Returning string students who wish to remain in their current ensemble DO NOT need to audition.

  • All wind, brass and percussion instruments for Youth Symphony, Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

Am I ready for the YS, SO, PS, WE or CB?

Age and grade level varies. Number of years of study, daily practice, and private lessons make a big difference in how fast skills are learned. Players should seek advice from their private teachers and school music teachers regarding their current skill levels and audition requirements. Indicate on your registration form in which orchestra(s) you would like to perform. After a successful year in one group it would be appropriate for your own musical development to audition for the next ensemble in our program.

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The mission of the Memphis Youth Symphony Program is to enable young musicians to realize their individual potential while contributing to the success of the entire ensemble.

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