​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 to bring a photo to your audition

NYS membership and placement are by audition only. Auditions are judged by the conductors, to ensure correct placement according to individual ability. Auditions, to join for the remainder of the season, will be held in-person.

Registration is ongoing for the 2021-2022 season. NYS is accepting auditions for select instruments. Please contact the office at for details.




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.