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Welcome!

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 and due on June 30, 2020.

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 auditions@nmyo.org 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 and submit the non-refundable application fee. 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. 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 – Upload Your Video

Following the submission of the application and application fee, students will be prompted to upload their 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. 

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

The deadline to submit the audition video is Tuesday, June 30th at 11:59 pm.

Audition Timeline

  • Online Applications Open – May 26, 2020
  • Video and Audition Application due – June 30, 2020, at 11:59 pm
  • Applicants Notified of Acceptance – No later than July 30, 2020
  • NMYO Registration Due – August 15, 2020
  • 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 auditions@nmyo.org 

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 support@getacceptd.com.


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We look forward to hearing your audition!


Photo Credit: Kathy Joyce Photography