Audition information 2020/21
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN AUDITIONING FOR THE NORWALK YOUTH SYMPHONY.
The Norwalk Youth Symphony, founded in 1956, provides outstanding music education and performance opportunities to young musicians in 4th - 12th grade. Membership and placement are by audition only. Auditions are judged by the conductors, to ensure correct placement according to individual ability.
Musicians who auditioned in the fall of 2020, and were accepted, need not audition for spring 2021. All other students who wish to join must audition for the spring semester.
*Due to Covid-19, auditions will be submitted online through a service called Acceptd.
Registration is now open for new students who wish to join for the Spring 2021 semester. Deadline to register is January 15, 2021.
2020-2021 Audition Application at Acceptd - this is where you'll submit your application materials.
This season, NYS will hold online auditions. Students will be asked to submit one continuous video with scales, solo repertoire, and orchestral excerpts, along with a headshot. For those interested in the Music Theory/Aural Skills class, you will be given a questionnaire to complete. Final video submission is due January 15th at 11:50 pm.
Step 1. Look through the scales, solo, and orchestral excerpts requirements below so you can prepare.
Step 2. Look over the guidelines for an acceptable video submission.
Step 3. Submit application materials
Each returning musician should prepare the excerpt assigned to their 2019-2020 Orchestra. If the student wishes to be considered for the next tier orchestra, please also prepare the excerpt assigned to that orchestra.
Musicians new to NYS should prepare the orchestral excerpt that best demonstrates your level of expertise, in consultation with your music teacher.