Auditions Due April 1, 2024
Program Dates August 5-11, 2024

Auditions Open on January 15, 2024
Submission Deadline is April 1, 2024

Please check this page for more information and updates on audition materials.

The Process

  1. Prepare the applicable excerpt(s) from the list below. Additionally, prepare one minute of a solo selection (an etude, sonata or concerto movement) of your choice.
  2. Record a single audio only file (continuous take) to be included in the application. The audio file will be included in the application via a shareable link.
  3. Upload the audio file to the cloud file sharing service of your choice
    (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, etc.) by 4/1/24 at 11:59pm MST. Ensure the sharing settings on the linked video are set to be public, and that anyone who has the link can view the file.
  4. Complete the application form below (embedded Google Form) by 4/1/2024 at 11:59pm MST.
  5. Auditions will be reviewed with the utmost impartiality. Applicants' names and other identifiable information will be removed prior to distribution to the reviewers.

The Material

Audition Upload Requirements:

Musicians must submit their audition as an audio only file to ensure impartial selection.

File requirements: MP3 or WAV,  less than 2 GB in size.

Please name file: "Instrument_First Name_Last Name" for organizational purposes. Links will be renamed to an anonymous numbering system before being shared with the adjudicators.

Audition Tips and More Information:

Allow adequate time to troubleshoot recording and uploading issues should they arise.

Listen to your recording before submitting to ensure adequate volume and clarity.

The submitted recording should be one continuous take (as if this was a live audition). The recording should not be spliced together using multiple takes.  Please play through the excerpts in the order they are listed within the part provided and leave a slight pause between each excerpt (if applicable). Then, play the solo of your choice.

Solos should be one minute in duration. You may play any one minute continuous selection of any piece of your choice.

Submitted recordings must be unedited. Any evidence of sound manipulation, enhancements, or editing will result in the disqualification of the applicant. Accompaniment is not allowed and audition materials need not be memorized.

To maintain anonymity, please do not speak during your recording.


The Montana Youth Symphony is intended for current and former students of Montana schools (including home-schooled students) and universities. The orchestra members will be teens and young adults.

Participants do not need to currently reside in Montana.