Metropolitan Youth Symphony Registration

Registration for the 2023-2024 Season is open. Follow this link for more information about Tuition and Fees.

Please do not fill out the Registration form more than once. Contact the MYS office if you have changes, updates or questions.

To complete the registration process, you must:

*The $40 registration fee is automatically waived for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch or were part of the Beginning Strings program.

We are offering Live and Video Auditions for the 2023-2024 season.

Live Auditions: Students may schedule their Live Audition date in the Registration Form. Live auditions will include solo repertoire and scales, as well as a sight-reading exercise. A confirmation email with the selected live audition date & time will be emailed after the registration process has been completed. String students may audition at any location, wind, brass, percussion or Jazz students may select from the Portland audition dates/times.

Video Auditons: Self-recorded video auditions will consist of 2 parts: solo repertoire and scales and excerpts. The excerpts will be sent to students on a scheduled date and will take the place of sight reading that occurrs in the live audition. Students may schedule their excerpt exercise in the registration form. A confirmation email with information about how to submit video auditions will be emailed to you after the registration process is completed.

Custom dates for Live Auditions or Scheduled Excerpts may be requested via the registration form. A member of the MYS Staff will reach out to you to schedule a date and time for your student to complete their audition. Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.

Need a translated form? Haga clic en este enlace para la versión en español. Other languages may be also be selected.

Important Dates

Live Auditions

  • June 10, 2023 – Live Auditions, Portland (all instruments, Jazz), Hillsboro (strings only)
  • June 17, 2023 – Live Auditions, Portland (all instruments, no Jazz)
  • August 12, 2023New times added! Live Auditions, Portland (all instruments, Jazz)
  • August 21, 22, 23, 25 & 28, 2023 NEW dates Live Auditions, Portland (all instruments, incl. Jazz)
  • August 19, 2023 – Live Auditions, Hillsboro (strings only)
  • November 18, 2023 – Live Auditions for Winter term

Video Auditions

  • May 26-28, 2023 – 1st Scheduled Excerpt Dates for Video Auditions
  • June 23-25, 2023 – 2nd Scheduled Excerpt Dates for Video Auditions
  • August 4-6, 2023 – 3rd Scheduled Excerpt Dates for Video Auditions
  • August 14, 2023 – Video auditions due (For confirmed placement by the 1st rehearsal of Fall Term. Auditions will continue to be accepted and placements will be made on a rolling basis into the Fall Term.)

Season Dates

September 1, 2023 – Tuition Due

September 9, 2023 – Fall Term Begins

December 2, 2023 – Winter Term Begins