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2015-2016 Fall Auditions
Saturday, September 26th, 2015

By Appointment Only

Chartiers Valley Intermediate School
2030 Swallow Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

The audition requirements listed on this application are the minimum required for entrance and being able to meet these requirements will not guarantee an applicant's acceptance.

Our music staff will select applicants who can play at the level of students currently in each ensemble. The different levels represented by the orchestra and ensemble are intended to help each student grow at his or her own pace as a player and musician. However, students exhibiting skills above the current PYPO Prelude Ensemble will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the adjudication panel and Music Director for part-time, or full admission into the Pittsburgh Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.

To audition:

1. Download and complete the appropriate PYPO or Prelude Application below. Send with $25 audition fee to "PYPO", P.O. Box 15675, Pittsburgh, PA 15244. Application must be received by PYPO prior to scheduling an audition appointment.

2. A member of the PYPO staff will contact you to schedule your audition time. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled audition appointment. If you are unable to keep your audition appointment, contact 412-403-0002 at least one week in advance of your audition date.

3. Auditions are held at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School, 2030 Swallow Hill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15220. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to audition time. If cancelling an appointment, please provide a minimum of one week’s notice.

PYPO 2015-2016 Brochure and Application
Audition Preparation Tips


Fall Auditions for PYPO
and Prelude will be
Saturday, September 26, 2015

Please submit an
Application to secure your spot

No audition necessary for Overture Strings

Important Dates

9/26/15 - PYPO Strings only - seating auditions & rehearsal

9/26/15 - Fall Auditions for PYPO and Prelude

10/17/15 - Opening Meeting & First Rehearsal for PYPO & Prelude

10/24/15 - First Rehearsal for Overture Strings

PNC Park July 1st, 2014
National Anthem

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