General Auditions

Each year, the NSYO holds auditions for entrance into the orchestra. These auditions are done by video auditions, consisting of a short solo, scales, study and orchestral excerpts. To view the individual instrument requirements, download the following PDF:

The auditions are open to all musicians between age 12 and 26, and are judged by a panel consisting of the Music Director and the appropriate instrument coaches.

A $25.00 non-refundable fee must be included with the application form. Applications must be received by the NSYO office no later than May 15, 2018.

The video audition should be a file privately uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo or another online file-hosting software. For more information, please contact the NSYO.

If you haven’t received an answer within two weeks of your audition video submission, please email

The application deadline for 2018-2019 season is May 15, 2018.