Result of the 2019 Young Artists Auditions

Final DecisionFirst NameLast NameInstrumentTeacher
1st PlaceEthanWanviolinJeffrey Dortch
2nd PlaceTimBerrypianoSusan Hoop
3rd PlaceJennyWangpianoFrances Schwemmer
4th PlaceSophiaFoxviolinJeffrey Dortch
5th PlaceJohnDillbassoonBen Maclay

2019 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, (256) 539.4818. Teachers who attended an orientation meeting for the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, or 2018 auditions are not required to attend one for 2019.

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 2019 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 guidelines in order to participate in this competition. Accepting YAA Applications September 1, 2018, through November 20, 2018.  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 3, 2019.

Application Via Acceptd


For assistance, please contact Acceptd at or 614-610-9991


Instrumentation for Young Artists Auditions/Young People’s Concerts 2018/2019

3 Flutes
2 Oboes
2 Clarinet
2 Bassoons
4 Horns
2 Trumpets
3 Trombones
1 Tuba
1 Timpani
1 Percussion
1 Harp
Full Strings

The selections the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra will play for the Young People’s Concerts in 2019 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:November 20, 2018
Final Recital:January 13, 2019, Roberts Recital Hall, UAH
HSO Rehearsal:January 30, 2019, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC
Young People’s Concerts:January 31 & February 1, 2019, Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC