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 2020-2021 school year will be on Monday, April 13 and Tuesday, April 14, 2020. AUDITION REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED. THE AUDITION EXCERPTS REMAIN THE SAME AS LAST YEAR.
Audition Sign Ups
You must sign up to reserve your audition time. The link for sign ups will be posted here soon. If you have a conflict with the audition days please email Mrs. Gelb at
Audition Information Sheet
Please print and fill out your Audition Information Sheet prior to your audition. Please bring it to your audition.
Where To Go and What To Bring
Auditions will be held in our new music room, room number (M)-501. (The number on the building is M-501. The campus map says 501.) Park in the rear parking lot near the PAC. Walk up the stairs on the right side of the PAC, turn right, walk up more stairs and you will be at M-501.
Please arrive 5-10 minutes before your audition. Please bring your Audition Information Sheet (fill it out prior to your audition) and your audition excerpt or other music to your audition.
If you have any questions please email Mrs. Gelb at
Audition Requirements for 2020-21 school year:
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.