Sheet music is mailed to participants six weeks in advance.

Your music folder will contain your sheet music, including bowings and fingerings where appropriate, and audition excerpts. Wind, brass. and percussion may receive multiple parts and are asked to prepare both parts depending on their placement. Seating will be determined via an audition on the excerpts listed prior to attending.


If you want to get an early start, listed below are links to some of the most challenging repertoire on the program this summer.

  • William Tell Overture by Rossini — click the Parts tab and download for your instrument.
  • Appalachian Spring by Copland — this music is copyrighted so we cannot share a printable version with you via a link. However, to view the part on the New York Philharmonic Archive, click the link and find your part complete with the NY Phil’s markings!
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly by Ennio Morricone — hopefully the YouTube video gets you excited about playing this in the gorgeous OC Tanner Amphitheater!
  • Nathan Pacheco original music will be mailed to you! Stay tuned for music links.

lyceum-music-festival-student“I thought they did a wonderful job in setting us up to be successful.

I felt very well prepared.”