How to Apply
To join the Nova Scotia Youth Wind Ensemble, you must do two things:
1 – Submit an Online Application Form
All returning and NEW applicants must complete the registration form.
Complete the online application form.
2 – Submit a Recording
All returning and new applicants must submit a recording.
Please record a audio (mp3) and/or video (mp4)
share it as a link (from Google, Dropbox, or a private YouTube video)
or as an attachment with Hope Gendron (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You must send all Three Parts of the following recorded items plus the audition form for consideration for entrance into the group:
PART #1 SCALES
PART #2 OWN CHOICE PLAYING SAMPLE
PART #3 NSYWE REQUIRED EXCERPTS
Flute Audition Excerpts 2023
Oboe Audition Excerpts 2023
Clarinet Audition Excerpts 2023
Bass Clarinet Audition Excerpts 2023
Bassoon Audition Excerpts 2023
Alto Saxophone Audition Excerpts 2023
Tenor Saxophone Audition Excerpts 2023
Baritone Saxophone Audition Excerpts 2023
Trumpet Audition Excerpts 2023
French Horn Audition Excerpts 2023
Trombone Audition Excerpts 2023
Euphonium Audition Excerpts 2023
Tuba & String Bass Audition Excerpts 2023
Percussion Audition Excerpts 2023
APPLICATION AND RECORDING DEADLINE IS:
MARCH 31, 2023
The NSYWE’s mandate is, …”to provide a high-quality educational experience for talented young musicians in a manner and of a quality otherwise not available to them.”
Bursaries are available to students to help with travel and/or
Please contact Hope Gendron for more information.
After you submit your application and recording we will email you of your status.
- Accepted. That’s it, you’re in! Your registration fee is due by the end of our first rehearsal weekend.
- Alternate. If someone who is accepted into NSYWE opts not to take advantage of this opportunity, we may fill that vacancy with an alternate applicant.
- Probationary. If your audition fell a little short of the others, you may be accepted on a probationary basis. You will be invited to attend the first weekend in September and to play with the band. The NSYWE team will monitor your progress and how you work with the band members. By the end of the weekend, you will be advised whether you have been accepted as a full member of the NSYWE.
- Declined. Sometimes, there are just too many applicants for a limited number of positions. In a situation like this, we will advise you what you need to do to improve, and you will be encouraged to re-apply for a position with NSYWE next year.
If you have any questions about the application form, the audition process or the NSYWE, please e-mail Hope Gendron.