How to Audition

Join us for the 2024/25 season!

Each year, the NSYO welcomes auditions for entrance into the orchestra. If you are a young musician between the ages of 12 and 26, we encourage you to apply! Follow the simple steps below to complete the application process.

Here is some important information to keep in mind:

  • Ages Eligible: 12-26
  • Application Fee: $25*
  • Annual NSYO Tuition Fee: $375*

*Please note: If you are unable to pay the audition fee and/or the tuition fee for 2024/25 and require financial assistance, reach out to [email protected].

If you have questions about the audition process, please reach out to [email protected].

Step 1 

Fill out our 2024/25 Application Form here!

Step 2

Download your audition repertoire! 

Auxiliary Members*

*Auxiliary members join the orchestra during concert cycles where the repertoire requires their specific instrument. Tuition for auxiliary members is prorated based on the number of concert cycles they participate in. Auxiliary members are considered full NSYO members and have access to all the membership benefits.

Step 3

Submit your $25 application fee! Please send the e-transfer to Jack Chen, NSYO General Manager at [email protected]

Step 4

Submit your video audition by sending a download link directly to [email protected] by May 25, 2024. Please ensure:

  • The video is an MP4 file
  • The audition is recorded in one continuous take


And just like that, you’re all done! 

We will be in touch with your audition results over the summer. 

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For more information, please contact Jack Chen at [email protected].