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Please download and read our Audition Guidelines before submitting your application.

audition guidelines 

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra invites young musicians aged 10 to 18 (as at the date of audition) to join us! 

Positions are available in all orchestral sections: strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion.

Talented young pianists aged 10 to 13 (as at the date of audition) who are interested in mastering a second instrument, as well as young violinists who are keen to learn the viola are also welcome to audition.


*NEW* Pre-Audition Video Screening

Thank you for your interest in joining the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. Due to the increasingly large number of applicants we receive for our auditions, we are implementing a video screening round for all applicants for all auditions held from March 2024 and beyond. Please refer to our updated Audition Guidelines above for the video screening requirements.


Audition Requirements

For Violin & Cello

Violinists and cellists are required to prepare one piece of your choice and the excerpts listed below:


For Orchestral Instruments (other than Violin & Cello)

Please refer to the Audition Guidelines at the top of this page.

Do also take a look at our Audition FAQ as well if you have any questions.


13 March 2024 Auditions – with Video Submission (closed)

Thank you for your interest in joining the Singapore National Youth Orchestra. We have stopped accepting applications for our 13 March live audition. Please keep a lookout here for our next live auditions scheduled for June 2024 in mid-April. You will be required to submit a link to your video in the application form which will be published here. Please ensure that you have read our updated Audition Guidelines on what is required in the video submission. You will be informed of the results of the video audition two weeks before the live audition date.

For those who intend to apply to audition again, do note that the SNYO will only be able to consider your application after one year (from your most recent audition date), in order for your musical development and for you to demonstrate progress with significant improvement in your playing, as well as to ensure that other eligible audition candidates have the opportunity to attend the auditions. We seek your understanding that the SNYO is unable to provide feedback regarding all auditions due to the high volume of audition applications that we receive.

All the best for your audition preparations!