Auditions for ensemble membership 2023-24 season
Spring Auditions: We have openings on all band and orchestra instruments for 2023-2024.
Auditions will be held at Osher School of Music from Tuesday, May 23 through Friday, May 26, 2023. Reservations are required.
Registration Step 1 of 2: Ultracamp Accounts must be created by a parent or guardian and their students should be added to that account. Register the student(s) for the auditions session. Log in to Ultracamp, or create a new account here.
Registration Step 2 of 2: Once you have registered for the auditions session, Schedule your audition availability time here.
Once you have completed both steps, we will be able to contact you with an audition date and time.
Audition requirements are found in the descriptions below. Click on “+” below to see the details for each ensemble. Please review the schedule and plan your audition repertoire with your music teachers.
Learn more about these groups and their directors below.
USM Youth Ensembles Coordinator
Auditions for the USM Youth Ensembles will be in person with our faculty and are held at the Osher School of Music in Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus of the University of Southern Maine.
All University and State of Maine protocols will be followed.
Face masks are recommended but not required on USM campuses.
Please do not come to an audition if you are ill or have been exposed or required to quarantine.
Please contact us with your concerns or questions related to the audition process.
Annual membership cost is $350.00 for each member. There is a fee reduction for families with more than one participant.
Your dues support the mission and operations of the USM Youth Ensembles.
NOTE: The first rehearsal for the Spring 2023 semester is Wednesday, January 11. Download the appropriate schedule from these links.
Download the 2022-2023 combined schedule for PYWE – PYJO – PYPSC
Download the 2022-2023 schedule for Youth Symphony (PYSO – WESO – SMSO)
You may also request a pdf version by emailing us.
Meet The Conductors
Hanna Flewelling, String Consort
William Kinne, Youth Wind Ensemble
Robert Lehmann, Youth Symphony
Ferdinand Liva, Junior Orchestra