2023 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.

  • YAA winner WILL be asked to perform as soloist at the FREE Family Concert on Saturday, February 25, 2023.


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 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 through December 1, 2022. An application fee of $30 is due at the time of submission.

The application fee is $30 and the deadline is December 1, 2022.

Dates to Remember

Registration Due:Thursday, December 1, 2022
Young Artists Auditions Final Recital:Saturday, January 8, 2023, at 2:00 pm – Roberts Recital Hall, UAH
FREE Family Concert:
Saturday, February 25, 2023, at 11:00 am – Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VBC

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.