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ISO is currently accepting applications to audition for the fall (through October) and spring (in January) semesters. Please note:

  • We are hearing auditions on a case-by-case basis through the month of October.
  • January auditions will be held on January 7, 2018 at Pearl Studios (519 8th Ave, 12th Floor, just north of Penn Station – please note this is just up the street from the OTHER Pearl Studios location at 500 8th Ave).
  • Returning ISO Symphony and ISO Wind Symphony (formerly Symphonic Band) students are required to complete the application form, but do not have to re-audition.
  • Questions on any of the notes above can be directed to Lawrence Markiewicz, Assistant Music Director, at

Families must pay the $75 registration fee or fill out a financial aid form in order to receive an audition time. More information on fees is available at the Tuition and Fees page.

The audition will last approx. 10 minutes. Students will be asked to play a short excerpt of their choice, scales, and sightreading based on their experience level – more detailed audition requirements are available here. Guidelines for the experience level of each ensemble are listed here.

Please fax paper application forms or financial aid forms to (212) 416-1606. Please call the ISO office with any questions: 212-410-0370.


Please complete the form below to apply for the 2017-2018 ISO Season. If you have not already done so, please read the Auditions and Tuition and Fees pages for more information.