2023 Young Artists Auditions

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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. 

Changes due to COVID-19

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

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 regulations in order to participate in this competition. An application fee of $30 is due at the time of submission via Acceptd. 


The application fee is $30 and the deadline is Monday, December 12, 2022.

Dates to Remember

Registration Due: Monday, December 12, 2022

Young Artists Audition Final Recital: Sunday, January 8, 2023, 2:00 p.m., Roberts Recital Hall, UAH

FREE Family Concert: Saturday, February 25, 2023, 11:00 a.m., Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, VB

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

For technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.