Regular season runs from September through May.

How to Apply

Please complete the Audition Application online and submit it. Follow the directions on the application “Thank You” page to schedule your audition appointment. 

Please print out (single-sided printing is preferred) and complete the Consent and Agreement Forms and bring them with you to your scheduled appointment. Make sure to arrive about 30 minutes before your audition. The audition fee is $60.


Please refer to the Audition Requirements page for more information on what to prepare for your audition.

TYSA is pleased to offer financial aid to deserving young musicians. Please click here to view the options currently available.

Policy on school music participation

It is important to us that all students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) be familiar with the school music policy of the Tacoma Youth Symphony Association (TYSA) and that they understand and agree to support it. To provide us with a record of your knowledge of this policy, we ask that you complete and sign the consent and agreement form above. We appreciate your adherence to and support of this policy.

  • An important aspect of membership in any TYSA orchestra or one of its adjunct programs is simultaneous participation by the student musician in their school’s instrumental music program.
  • TYSA strongly supports music education in the schools. School music programs offer the student musician opportunities for daily ensemble participation which is complemented by their involvement in the TYSA orchestras.
  • Participation in school music, in TYSA, and in private lessons are three elements of a well-rounded music education.


Help Us Continue Transforming Lives

Whether you donate, volunteer, or sponsor, your contribution will help us continue to provide the highest quality music education and preserve a rich cultural experience.

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