Video Audition Instructions

Auditions for 2020-2021 have closed, and this page is currently only for YSO string placement auditions or the 2020 RPYO Concerto Competition. Video and audio do not need to be professional – a basic phone recording is fine. When preparing, make sure that your entire instrument and technique is visible, and that the framing is horizontal. Do not stand too close to the mic. Here is an example of a sample audition video.

  1. If you do not have a YouTube account, please create an account at
  2. Record a video featuring all audition material in one take.
  3. Upload your seating audition video to YouTube by Nevada Day, October 30, 2020, and your concerto competition video by November 27, 2020. No late entries will be accepted. Video uploading can take a long time, please do not wait until the last minute to upload your video.
  4. Set the privacy of the video to unlisted.
  5. Title video in this format “YSO Placement Audition 2020 – Student name, instrument” (i.e. YSO Placement Audition 2020– David Haskins, Violin) or “2020 Concerto Competition – Student name, instrument, piece” (i.e. 2020 Concerto Competition – David Haskins, Violin, Dvorak Concerto, III)
  6. Complete the Video Audition Submission form, found below, and be sure to include the URL of your video.
  7. If you have any problems please contact David Haskins, Youth Ensembles Manager at