Orientation for Music Teachers* will be held on Monday, July 21, 2014 beginning at 6pm in the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Offices. The orientation will allow Music Teachers a chance to ask questions about the application and audition process.

*Music Teachers who attended one of the 2013 Orientation Sessions are excused from this requirement for the 2015 Auditions.

Students of Music Teachers who have not attended an orientation session in 2013 or 2014 will not be eligible to participate in the Young Artists Auditions 2015.

 

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Young Artists Auditions provides an opportunity to perform in a public forum and gives recognition to dedicated young musicians for their talent and accomplishments. In addition, an opportunity to perform as soloists with a professional symphony orchestra may be awarded.

Rules and Guidelines for 2015 Young Artists Audition

Entry Procedure
All entrants must submit an audition recording via MUSICCAS as well as a completed application signed by the applicant, parent and music teacher. Application fee of $50 is due along with the completed application form.

Entries must be postmarked or hand-delivered to the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra office by  5pm, November 3, 2014.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 2400
Huntsville, AL 35804

Hand-delivery address:
700 Monroe Street, Suite 410
Huntsville, AL 35801

How to Upload Audition Recording via MUSICCAS
Entrants must submit their recordings by uploading audio files to www.musiccas.com
Neither CD submissions nor video submissions of any kind will be considered.

Remember: Submitting auditions through MUSICCAS does not complete the application process. Please make sure to complete your HSO application before you submit your audition portfolio.

Follow the steps below.

  1. Create a MUSICCAS account at www.musiccas.com. Valid email is required. If you do not receive registration information immediately, please check your spam folder.
  2. Search and Apply for Program: Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Association and your instrument.
  3. Click on the blue ‘Start’ tab to begin your audition process.
  4. Attach your audition files.
  5. Review, submit and pay. Please ensure that the correct files were attached.

MUSICCAS submission fee:
Audio Only Portfolio: $11.99
(Audio is the only file type accepted for this audition)

MUSICCAS Media Requirements:
Unlimited Portfolio Size
Maximum File Size: 1 GB

Audio Format Requirements:
Mp3, mp4, wav, ogg, vorbix, m4a

MUSICCAS Support:
Contact MUSICCAS to address any technical difficulties regarding media submissions.
Email: support@musiccas.com
Phone: (408)982-5534
Support Tab on Applicant Dashboard: Live chat or submit support tickets

Instrumentation for Young Artists Auditions/Young People’s Concerts 2014/2015

2 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Clarinets
2 Bassoons
2 French Horns
2 Trumpets
1 Trombone
Timpani
Strings

The selections the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will play for the Young People’s Concerts in 2015 have the instrumentation listed above. If a Young Artist is chosen as the winner of the Young Artists Auditions, only musical works fitting within this instrumentation have the possibility of being played with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra. Young Artists performing musical works that do not fit within this instrumentation can be adjudicated as the winner of the Young Artists Auditions but will not be considered for performance with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra.