This program is designed for dedicated string and piano students of an high-intermediate to advanced level of training through age 21. Tuition for 2024 is TBD.

Please see the required auditon excerpts to determine if the level is right for your student.

PSE camp is June 24-29, 2024, 9am to 4pm daily with lunch included.

To register, fill out the following online forms:

Mail printable financial aid applications to:

Metropolitan Youth Symphony
ATTN: Portland Summer Ensembles
4800 S Macadam Ave, Suite 105
Portland, OR 97239

PSE 2022

All materials and the non-refundable $40 application fee must be received by TBD.

Students will be selected on the basis of video auditions. Audition submission instructions will be sent via email after the application is submitted. Please check your spam folder if you do not see this automated email after submitting your application. If you are unable to submit a video audition, please complete the registration process and check the box at the end of the application form that indicates you need an alternate way to audition and you will be contacted by the PSE staff. Please contact with any questions about applying.

Audition Requirements

  • Students should prepare one short piece, or a concerto or sonata movement.
  • Students should also prepare both of the required excerpts for the audition.

Follow this link for more information about auditions.