​Audition information 2021/22


audition components

for new and returning students from grade 4 through 12.

Solo music which best demonstrates the student's technical

and musical ability.


You'll need one photo of the student to upload with the audition submission. 

NYS membership and placement are by audition only. Auditions are judged by the conductors, to ensure correct placement according to individual ability. Auditions for the 2021-2022 season will be submitted online, with the exception of percussionists, who will audition in-person in September.

All students, including percussionists, must first register for an audition on our Acceptd page. Acceptd is a platform that handles audition applications and the collection of audition materials. The materials to be submitted are; a headshot of the student, and a continuous video of the student performing their scales, solo(s), and orchestral excerpts. Families can begin the registration process and then go back and complete it before the deadline. See audition guidelines and tips below.

Registration is open for the 2021-2022 season. Audition submissions are currently being accepted.

audition PROCESS,

guidelines and tips


Register for an audition with us at our Acceptd page. From there, click "Start an Application" and choose an option from the drop-down menu. 


View the requirements so your student can prepare.


View the guidelines for an acceptable video submission.


Record your audition video in one continuous take, with scales, solo repertoire, and orchestral excerpts. Submit video and headshot to the Acceptd page.




NYS members are expected to participate and remain in good standing in their school’s instrumental programs, where they exist. More info here


It is expected that all members will pursue private study on their orchestral instruments. Limited scholarship assistance for private lessons is available.


Students are allowed a maximum of two absences during each concert rehearsal period. Please note that there are mandatory rehearsals for each concert period. Concert attendance is mandatory.


We're committed to providing an outstanding program at an affordable price. Information about tuition and fees, financial assistance, and scholarships can be found here.