Audition Information

Students will be selected on the basis of a live audition. Auditions will be held March 14-15, 2020 at Portland State University. Lincoln Hall, room 221.

Limited alternative audition dates, available upon request.  Please select ‘None Work For Me’ on the drop down menu for audition dates and we will contact you to set up an audition.  Auditions on the alternative audition dates, will be recorded at the MYS office.

If you’ve already submitted an application and need to select your audition time and pay your registration, please click one of the buttons below:

Piano and Strings

Audition Requirements for Strings and Piano

  1. Two stylistically contrasting short pieces or sonata movements (two movements from the same piece would not qualify).
  2. PSE Audition Excerpts for Strings:

Violin – Dvorak Piano Quintet 1st movement

1st Movement, 14 measures before Letter B through 4 measures after Letter C


Viola – Smetana String Quartet 1st Movement

Beginning to Letter A


Cello – Schubert String Quintet 1st Movement

Measure 49 – 80