2022 YAA Winners

Photo: Elias Loo, bassoon (left), James Clark, cello (Center), Elizabeth Ames, cello (right)

1st Place Winner:
James Clark, cello
Veneta Billmeyer, teacher

2nd Place Winner:
Elias Loo, bassoon
Ben Maclay, teacher

3rd Place Winner:
Elizabeth Ames, cello
Chen Mei Li, teacher

Participants photo: (left to right) Cristina Showalter, Nathaniel Han, Elias Loo, James Clark, Elizabeth Ames  


2022 Young Artists Auditions

Huntsville Symphony Orchestra musician playing a violin.

The Huntsville Symphony Orchestra (HSO) Young Artists Auditions provide an opportunity to perform in a public forum and give recognition to dedicated young musicians for their talent and accomplishments.

Changes due to COVID-19

  • YAA winner WILL be asked to perform as soloist at the FREE Family Concert on Saturday, February 26, 2022.


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 guidelines in order to participate in this competition.

  • Contestants may choose any competitive piece from their repertoire that is no longer than 10 minutes.
  • Top 3 Winners will receive a cash prize.
    • 1st place winner – $400
    • 2nd place winner – $300
    • 3rd place winner – $200
  • Music teachers of YAA contestants must contact the HSO Director of Education at [email protected] to schedule a brief orientation via conference call, in person, via Zoom or phone call in order for their student’s submission to be considered.

Accepting YAA applications through January 19, 2022. An application fee of $30 is due at the time of submission.

The application fee is $30 and the deadline is January 19, 2022.

Dates to Remember

Registration Due:Friday, January 19, 2022
Young Artists Auditions Final Recital:Saturday, January 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm – Roberts Recital Hall, UAH
FREE Family Concert:
Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 11:00 am – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC

Application Via Acceptd


For assistance, please contact Acceptd at [email protected] or 614-610-9991.

Please address any inquiries to Sharon Hicks, HSO Director of Education at [email protected] | (256) 539-4818

For technical questions, please check out our Acceptd Applicant Support Help Desk.