How to apply

How to apply
AYO instrumental programs

Step 1 Log in

Create an AYO Community Hub account, or log into your existing account to complete an application online. Only one application is required per person, regardless of how many instruments or programs you are applying for.

Step 2 Select your instrument

You may apply for more than one instrument. The following instruments are eligible:

/ Violin
/ Viola
/ Cello
/ Double bass

 

/ Flute
/ Oboe
/ Clarinet
/ Bassoon

 

/ French horn
/ Trumpet
/ Tenor trombone
/ Bass trombone

 

/ Percussion
/ Timpani
/ Harp
/ Piano

Percussionists are not required to apply for timpani, however all timpani applicants must also apply for percussion.

Wind instrument applicants are encouraged to audition on their respective doubling instruments as well as their first instrument. Eligible doubling instruments include:

/ Piccolo
/ Cor anglais
/ E-flat clarinet
/ Bass clarinet
/ Contrabassoon


Step 3
 Select your program(s)

AYO recommends that you apply for all programs you are eligible and available for. Applicants should:

  • Meet the eligibility criteria as specified for each program
  • Make themselves available for the full period listed for each program
  • Be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident

Step 4 Submit your application

Upon submitting your application, you will be able to download your audition excerpts and gain access to online AYO webinars on audition preparation. To submit your application, you will need to pay the non-refundable application fee of $65.

Step 5 Submit your audition

All instrumental applicants should submit a recorded audition online. The audition portal will open on Monday 5 October, and you will be able to upload your audition at any time until the due date.

String auditions due Tuesday 27 October
Wind and brass auditions due Thursday 29 October
Percussion auditions due Monday 9 November
Established ensemble auditions due Monday 9 November
View audition requirements

Step 6 Results released

The first round of results will be released on Tuesday 1 December.

All applicants will receive a successful, reserve, or unsuccessful result for each program they are eligible for. Successful participants must secure their place by accepting their offer.

Reserve offers are given to the highest ranking unsuccessful applicants, who may be offered a place if a successful applicant declines their offer. A second round of results will be sent to applicants with a reserve offer on Thursday 10 December.


Step 7 Apply for financial assistance

If you have received an offer for AYO in 2021, you may now apply for financial assistance.

AYO is committed to ensuring that all eligible musicians are able to participate in our programs regardless of financial and geographic barriers. We have a generous financial assistance program which helps participants offset the program fees and travel costs associated with attending AYO programs. Find out more


Further questions? Visit our FAQ page