Audition information 2021/22
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 now open for the 2021-2022 season. Deadline to register is August 15, 2021.
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.
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.