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Thank you for your interest in Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) for the 2022-23 season! 

Auditions for the 2022-23 season are now complete. Please submit the audition inquiry form. We will contact you should there be additional opportunities for your instrument. 

Please use this portal to submit your application and application fee, upload your preliminary audition video (string players only) or schedule a live audition, communicate about your audition, and more.

Step 1 - Complete Your Application

To start your application, please select your instrument in the program field from the menu on the left. You will then sign-up for an account on Acceptd. Note: If you are registering a student under age 16 or are registering multiple children, you will be required to create a parent account before creating your applicant’s account.

You will be prompted to submit the $50 application fee upon completion of the application.

Step 2 - String Players

Preliminary Audition Video 
– Once you submit the application, you will be prompted to upload your preliminary audition video directly to the Acceptd site. Please return to your Acceptd Account and click the yellow "Continue" button next to your BYSO submission. This can be uploaded any time between the date the application is submitted and the March 31st deadline. However, your application will not be considered complete until your video has been successfully uploaded. Please review the Video Audition Instructions and FAQ in the program guidelines.

Though the deadline for the preliminary audition video passed on March 31st, we are accepting applications on a case-by-case basis. Please inquire by emailing us at

Results from the preliminary audition video will be released the week of April 18. Students awarded a live audition will also receive an audition scheduling link at this time. Students are encouraged to schedule the live audition as early as possible after receiving the link as audition slots will fill up quickly.

The 2022 Preliminary and Live Audition Standards can be found here.

Step 2 - Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Piano and Harp Players

Following the submission of the application and application fee, students will automatically receive a link to schedule their live audition. You will not be able to schedule a live audition until after your application and application fee have been submitted. Students are encouraged to apply and schedule the live audition as early as possible after receiving the link, as audition slots will fill up quickly.

The 2022 Audition Standards can be found here.

For questions relating to the application process, auditions requirements or auditions, please contact BYSO at or (617) 353-5298. Technical questions about the audition application or video upload can be addressed by the Acceptd support team by clicking here.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Thank you!

-The BYSO Team

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