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Thank you for your interest in the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras! NMYO is now accepting auditions for the 2020-2021 Season. All NMYO 2020-2021 auditions will be by video submission. We are still accepting auditions for the winter/spring 2021 sessions on a rolling and space-available basis.

Prior to applying, we recommend you read NMYO’s information about the audition process here.  

The most important aspect of your NMYO audition is that you present your best playing and select works that you, in consultation with your private teacher, have prepared in advance. Audition pieces should be works the student knows well and that demonstrate his/her range of technical abilities and musicianship. Your private teacher can help determine and prepare appropriate pieces for the audition.

To be a member of NMYO, you must be actively studying your instrument with a private teacher. We realize, however, that many teachers are unable to give lessons at this time due to the pandemic. If you have questions about your audition repertoire and preparation, an NMYO conductor can be of assistance. Email and we will put you in touch with the appropriate conductor who can advise you on your choice of scale(s) and repertoire.

Step 1 - Start Your Application 

All audition applications and videos will be submitted using the Acceptd portal. To start your application, please select the ensemble in which you are interested and your instrument family using the menu on the left.

Step 2 – Register for an Account

Parents registering for their child should select “I am applying for someone else.” Upon registering for an account, you will fill out the application. If you have more than one child, you will complete a separate application for each but they will all be accessed via your one login. View this tutorial to see how to create a parent account and link your child or children’s accounts.

Step 3 – Complete the Application and Upload Your Video

Complete the information requested on the application. Once you have an account, you can log out and return to your application at a later time to upload your final audition video directly to the Acceptd site. Record your video in plenty of time! Then return to your Acceptd Account and click the yellow "Continue" button next to your NMYO submission. This can be uploaded any time between the date the application is submitted and the June 30th deadline. Your application will not be considered complete until your video has been successfully uploaded. The last step is to Pay and Submit. Musicians new to NMYO pay a $25 fee. Returning NMYO musicians pay a $15 fee. You may request an application fee waiver if you qualify, more information is available here

  • Review NMYO’s Guidelines & Tips for Video Auditions here.
  • Review NMYO’s Scale and Repertoire Requirements for your Video Audition here.

Audition applications are still being accepted on a rolling basis.

Audition Timeline

  • Online Applications Open – May 26, 2020
  • Video and Audition Application due – Priority Applications June 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm
  • Applicants Notified of Acceptance – No later than two weeks after submitting their audition video and application
  • NMYO Registration Due – Upon Acceptance
  • 2020-2021 NMYO Season Begins – TBD due to pandemic; tuition will be prorated

For Assistance

For questions relating to the application process, auditions requirements or auditions, please contact NMYO at 

Technical questions about the audition application or video upload can be addressed by the Acceptd support team. The Acceptd Help Desk is here. You can also email them at

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We look forward to hearing your audition!

Photo Credit: Kathy Joyce Photography