Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all NBYO auditions for the 2021-22 season must be submitted online or by mail.
**In person audition will only take place by request and if conditions allow**
1. Complete an Audition Application Form
Before June 30:
2. Take pictures or scans of your solo repertoire
3. Record your audition video (see Recorded Auditions for guidelines)
4. Submit all materials through the link below or by mail to our orchestra manager Gabrielle Carruthers at 116 Elsie Crescent, E1A 7W2
All the audition material must be received by the Orchestra Manager no later than June 30th, 2021.
Candidates will be notified by email by July 5th, 2021.
An audition panel consisting of 3-4 professional musicians will hear your audition. The audition will be recorded to allow the panel to evaluate and discuss your audition. The Music Director has the final say, should there be any disagreement among the panel members. The entire audition takes about 10 minutes.
We audition for all regular positions each year. Previous participation in NBYO does not guarantee re-admission to the orchestra, or of promotion within the section.
Audition Fee: A $20.00 audition fee is required to consider your audition video.
Location: To be considered for membership in NBYO, you should be a resident of New Brunswick during the NBYO season (although occasional exceptions from a neighbouring province could be made to fill a key position for which there is no qualified player residing in New Brunswick).
Age & maturity: Note, there are no set age limits for membership, nor is it required that members be students at educational institutions. Typically, our players’ ages range from 11 to the early 20s and most (if not all) attend school, college or university in New Brunswick.
Members must be sufficiently mature to deal with the demands of full weekends away from home. If lack of maturity is an issue with an otherwise successful candidate, the candidate’s parents will be contacted prior to the start of the season to discuss the matter in order to come to an agreement. For instance, in the event that a talented (but very young) musician should successfully audition, he or she may be admitted, but a parent may have to commit to accompanying the member to NBYO events.