2018 Young Artists Auditions

Music teachers of YAA contestants must attend an orientation meeting in order for their students’ submissions to be considered. To accommodate teachers from out of town, an orientation will be conducted via conference call.

Any teacher who did not attend one of the scheduled meetings that were held for the 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017 auditions should contact the HSO Director of Education at sharon@hso.org, (256) 539.4818. Teachers who attended an orientation meeting for the 2014, 2015, 2016, or 2017 auditions are not required to attend one for 2018.

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Young Artists Auditions provide 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 2018 Young Artists Audition

Entry Procedure

All entrants must submit an audition recording as well as a completed online application via Acceptd. The applicant, parent/guardian, and music teacher must read, agree to, and abide by all rules and regulations in order to participate in this competition. Accepting YAA Applications September 1, 2017 through October 30, 2017.  An application fee of $82 is due at the time of submission.

Application Via Acceptd

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

For assistance, please contact Acceptd at accountrelations@getacceptd.com or 614-610-9991

 

Instrumentation for Young Artists Auditions/Young People’s Concerts 2017/2018

2 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Clarinet
2 Bassoons
2 French Horns
2 Trumpets
1 Trombone
1 Timpani
1 Percussion
1 Harp
Strings

The selections the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will play for the Young People’s Concerts in 2018 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.

Dates to Remember

Registration Due:October 30, 2017
Final Recital:January 7, 2018, Roberts Recital Hall, UAH
HSO Rehearsal:January 31, 2018, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Young People’s Concerts:February 1-2, 2018, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC