Audition Dates 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all NBYO auditions for the 2022-23 season must be submitted online or by mail.


**In-person auditions will only take place by request and if conditions allow**


To Submit an Audition


1. Complete an Audition Application Form


Before July 15th:

2. Take pictures or scans of your solo repertoire

3. Record your audition video (see Recorded Auditions for guidelines)

4. Submit all materials through the link below OR send an unlisted youtube link by email to our orchestra manager Claire Leslie-Turnbull OR by WeTransfer to


If you have any questions about the audition process, please contact the Orchestra Manager - Claire Leslie-Turnbull - at

All the audition material must be received by the Orchestra Manager no later than July 15th, 2022. 

Candidates will be notified by email by July 20th, 2022.

The Audition

An audition panel consisting of 3-4 professional musicians will hear your audition. The audition will be recorded to allow the panel to evaluate and discuss your audition. The Music Director has the final say, should there be any disagreement among the panel members. The entire audition takes about 10 minutes.

We audition for all regular positions each year. Previous participation in NBYO does not guarantee re-admission to the orchestra, or of promotion within the section.


Audition Fee: A $20.00 audition fee is required to consider your audition video. Please send all payments by e-transfer to

Location: To be considered for membership in NBYO, you should be a resident of New Brunswick during the NBYO season (although occasional exceptions from a neighbouring province could be made to fill a key position for which there is no qualified player residing in New Brunswick).

Age & maturity: Note, there are no set age limits for membership, nor is it required that members be students at educational institutions. Typically, our players’ ages range from 11 to the early 20s and most (if not all) attend school, college or university in New Brunswick.

Members must be sufficiently mature to deal with the demands of full weekends away from home. If lack of maturity is an issue with an otherwise successful candidate, the candidate’s parents will be contacted prior to the start of the season to discuss the matter in order to come to an agreement. For instance, in the event that a talented (but very young) musician should successfully audition, he or she may be admitted, but a parent may have to commit to accompanying the member to NBYO events.