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. In addition, an opportunity to perform as a soloist with the HSO may be awarded.

Changes due to COVID-19

  • YAA winner(s) will NOT perform at the 2022 Young People’s Concert.
  • YAA winner(s) may be awarded the opportunity to perform at an HSO sponsored program.


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.
  • Music teachers of YAA contestants must contact the HSO Director of Education at sharon@hso.org 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 September 15, 2021, through December 6, 2021. An application fee of $30 is due at the time of submission. If the applicant is chosen to advance to the Recital round, an additional $50 will be due via Acceptd by January 5, 2022.

The application fee is $30 and the deadline is December 6, 2021.

Dates to Remember

Registration Due:Monday, December 6, 2021
Contestant Status Notification:Monday, December 20, 2021
Final Round Fee ($50):Wednesday, January 5, 2021
Young Artists Auditions Final Recital:Saturday, January 23, 2022, at 2:00 pm – Roberts Recital Hall, UAH

Application Via Acceptd


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

Please address any inquiries to Sharon Hicks, HSO Director of Education at sharon@hso.org | (256) 539-4818

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