Audition Dates 2023

We are thrilled to announce that for our 2023-2024 season, you will have the option to audition in person in the city nearest you, or submit a video online! Please see the dates for in-person auditions and video submission deadlines below.

April 15th - Mount Allison University

April 22nd - Université de Moncton

May 13th - Saint John Sistema Centre

May 14th - Fredericton Sistema Centre

May 20th & 21st - Moncton Sistema Centre

June 3rd & 4th - In-person make-up dates (Moncton Sistema Centre)

July 2nd - Last day to submit audition videos.

Stay tuned for the posting of the NBYO's 2023-2024 season schedule! 

To Submit an Audition


1. Complete an Audition Application Form

Before July 2nd:

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 2nd, 2023. 

Candidates will be notified by email by July 7th, 2023.

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.