Make sure that your online registration is completed at least one week before submitting your audition video. Choose a solo, scale, and orchestral excerpt that best demonstrates your current ability and range. Choosing to play something that is too hard can send the wrong message to the audition panel. If this is your first time auditioning and you don’t have a private teacher, just do your best in preparing your audition!


  • Dress for success. Please be aware of your background. This is one more way to show the audition panel you look forward to being part of the VYOA.
  • Follow the VYOA guidelines for proper camera/recording placement.
  • Listen to your video beforehand to make sure you are audible and your sound is not distorted.
  • Stick to the 5 minute video cutoff time. Solos should be no more than 2-3 minutes in length.
  • Make sure your audition is one recording – please do not cut your videos.
  • Smile!