East County Youth Symphony - Advanced Orchestra


Where are the auditions held?
In-person auditions: 7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA.
Online auditions: Zoom/Skype.

Are there warm-up rooms once I arrive at the audition site?
Yes. There is one common warm-up room.

When should I arrive?
Plan to arrive at least 20 minutes before your audition time. Plan for any possible traffic.

Should I memorize the music?
If you would like to memorize your solos, you are more than welcome to do so, however, memorization is not required.

How long is the audition?
An average audition is 5-8 minutes, though younger players may audition for a shorter time at the discretion of the audition panel. During your audition, you may be stopped by the panel and asked to go to another solo or excerpt. This is common and does not reflect upon your performance.

What should I wear?
Wear nice clothes which are comfortable to perform in. This is the first impression you will make on those who will evaluate you. It is also a good idea to practice in the clothes you are planning to wear for your audition at least one time.

When will I find out if I have been accepted?
Generally, the results are available at the conclusion of the audition. However, for the more competitive positions in the Advanced Division, results may take up to 3 weeks after your audition.

Is parking available?
Free parking lots are available at our audition location.

When and where are rehearsals held?

  • Symphony Orchestra: Saturdays 13:00-15:30 at
    7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA.
  • Advanced Division: Fridays 18:00-20:50 at
    7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA.
  • Pre-Orchestra Division: Saturdays 8:00-12:30 at
    7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA.
  • Summer Symphony: Fridays 18:00-20:50 at
    7997 Paradise Valley Road, San Diego, CA.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or looking for any type of information about East Coyunty Youth Symphony.

ecysaudition@gmail.com  EMAIL US
or call at   310.766.4411310.766.4411

  • Mailing Address:
  • East County Youth Symphony
  • P.O.Box 25
  • El Cajon, CA 92022