Part 1: Guidelines for Auditions
Be sure to read Part 2: Video Requirements and Tips before recording your audition video
Auditions for the 2022 session will be submitted via video (smartphone videos are okay!). Instructions for submitting a video audition will be emailed after the registration process has been completed. If you are unable to submit a video audition, please complete the registration process and check the box at the end of the registration form that indicates you need an alternate way to audition and you will be contacted by the PSE staff.
***New – Audition Video Submission Instructions can be found here.***
- One short piece, or a concerto or sonata movement.
- Please prepare both excerpts listed for your instrument below:
Mendelssohn String Quartet Op. 44 no. 1 1st Mvmt (Vln 1): Beginning to downbeat of Letter A
Mozart String Quartet K465 2nd Mvmt (“Andante Cantabile”): m. 45-56
Smetana String Quartet 1st Mvmt: Beginning to downbeat of m. 37
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 no. 3 4th Mvmt (“Allegro Molto): Beginning to downbeat of Letter B
Schubert String Quintet in C Maj Op. 163 1st Mvmt (Cello 1): m. 35-79
Haydn String Quartet Op. 20 no. 4 1st Mvmt: 6 before Letter G to 16 after Letter H
- Piano – No excerpts