Young Artist Auditions

Instrumentalists, ages 18 and under, are invited to audition for the Seattle Symphony’s Young Artist program!

The Young Artist program selects up to five instrumentalists to perform a solo with the Seattle Symphony in concert the following year.

All instruments are eligible to apply. Applicants must submit a written application, an audio and/or video recording with accompaniment, a list of prepared orchestra repertoire, a letter of recommendation, a biography and a headshot.

There are two-rounds in the audition process:

Round 1) an application with audio/video recording, which will be judged by a panel of Seattle Symphony musicians and staff.

Round 2) a live audition for a panel which includes Seattle Symphony Music Director Thomas Dausgaard


  • January 16, 2020: All application materials are DUE and must be postmarked by this date*
  • February 17, 2020: Round 1 decision notification
  • March 16, 2020: Live auditions at Benaroya Hall

*Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

We are no longer accepting application for the 2020 Young Composers Workshop.


For more information about the Young Artist Auditions, please contact Jérémy Jolley at or 206.215.4750