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Thank you for your interest in the Indianapolis Youth Orchestra (IYO) for the 2021-22 season!  

Prior to applying, we recommend you read IYO’s updated information about the audition process here as some of the requirements may have changed from prior years.

Please use this portal to submit your application and application fee, upload your audition video, communicate about your audition, and more.

Students are encouraged to submit their Acceptd application prior to June 1st to avoid the increase in audition fee and to receive reminders regarding upcoming deadlines. You do not need to complete the application in one sitting. You can save your work and go back. Only audition applications completed (with fee paid) by the deadline will be accepted.

Step 1 – Start Your Application
To start your application, please select your instrument and orchestra level in the program field from the menu on the left. Note: select the level that aligns best with your playing level. You will be considered for all orchestra levels. You will then be prompted to sign up for an account on Acceptd. The $30 application fee is due at the end when you submit your application and required audition videos. Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. To request a waiver, please submit a ticket here for approval prior to submitting your audition.

Step 2 – Practice and Record
Prepare and record your audition materials. Please record a separate video for each of the components of your audition. Click here for detailed information on what is required for your audition. Please review the 2021 Video Audition Standards, Instructions, and FAQ here.

Step 3 – Upload Your Audition Video
Upload your audition videos to your Acceptd account. You do not have to upload your videos all at once. Your application will not be considered complete until your video has been successfully uploaded and your fee has been paid.

Step 4 – Pay and Complete
Once you have completed the application questions and uploaded your videos, you will be prompted to submit the $30 application fee upon completion of the application. (Note: on June 1, the fee will increase to $35 and on July 1 it will increase to $40) Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. To request a waiver, please submit a ticket here for approval prior to submitting your audition.

The deadline to submit the audition video is Thursday, July 15 at 11:59pm. However, media processing can take a considerable amount of time. We recommend that if you have larger media files (close to or more than 1GB) that you upload those files days in advance of the deadline to avoid upload delays.

For questions relating to the application process, auditions requirements or auditions, please contact IYO at Technical questions about the audition application or video upload can be addressed by the Acceptd support team by visiting

We look forward to receiving your application!

Thank you!

-The IYO Conductors and Staff

Helpful Links

2021-2022 Video Audition Standards and Instructions 

2021-2022 Audition Information

Audition FAQ

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