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.
Audition dates for students moving to TPHS over the summer will be announced here later in June.
Audition Sign Ups
The link to the audition scheduler will be posted here as soon as audition dates are announced.
Audition Information Sheet
Please print and fill out your Audition Information Sheet
and email it to Mrs. Gelb at prior to your audition time.
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.