The TPHS music program welcomes all interested students. Auditions help us to place you in the proper level.
BAND, ORCHESTRA, JAZZ BAND
Current Torrey Pines students and incoming students who wish to be placed in one of the upper level classes (Advanced Orchestra, Jazz Band, or Wind Ensemble) must audition for class placement.
No audition is required for placement in Symphonic Band or Intermediate Orchestra.
Students wishing to join any of the band or orchestra classes must already know how to play their instrument.
CHOIR & GUITAR
Choir & Guitar are open to all levels. Beginners are welcome, and no audition is required. Honor Choir is an intermediate to advanced level class that requires an audition which will take place in the Fall once school has started.
Auditions for the 2021-2022 school year will take place in the spring of 2021. Please check back here for more information about how and when auditions will be held.
Audition Information Sheet
Please print and fill out the Audition Information Sheet
You will either bring this with you to the audition or email it to Mrs. Gelb at prior to your audition time for virtual auditions.
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Gelb at
Audition Requirements for 2020-21 school year:
Please check this page for updated information regarding the requirements for the 2021-2022 auditions. Requirements may change or they may remain the same as for the 2020-2021 auditions, listed below.
Symphonic Band & Intermediate Orchestra
No Audition necessary. but encouraged. Neither class is a beginning level and experience is required (auditioning is still recommended)
Students should play the listed excerpts or something of their own choice at the advanced level.
Improvisation- 12 Bar Blues in the following keys: F, G & Ab (concert pitches, transpose for instrument) backing track will be provided.
Be prepared to play any part of the following excerpts:
Student should prepare the following excerpts or play something of their own choice at an advanced level.