Audition Requirements for 2024-25 

All students must audition in order to be placed in a Peabody Preparatory large ensemble. All woodwind, brass and percussion students interested in auditioning for an ensemble must submit videos via the Ensemble Application Form. Both new and returning students will only be doing video submissions. Please see below for the audition requirements, materials, and forms.

Interested students who would like to be considered for ensembles can still submit videos after the June 30 deadline until August 15 or until all positions are filled, however priority will be given to those who submitted by the original deadline. 

Video Requirements:

  • You may submit multiple videos.
  • Your video must be filmed in a single take without editing.
  • Recital videos are acceptable.
  • Introduce yourself at the start of your video (Full Name, Instrument)- not necessary for recital videos
  • Performance backgrounds should be of a neutral setting. Be sure that you and your entire instrument are in the frame and properly lit so that you and the instrument are clearly visible.
  • Try to achieve the best sound quality you can by finding a quiet time of day to record or a place that has minimal noise disruptions.
  • Recording camera or phone should be placed on a stable surface to minimize shake and jitter.
  • Please review all recordings so that your video and audio are the quality you want.
  • All recordings must be uploaded as part of this application submission.
  • Videos can be accepted as hyperlinks OR in the following video formats: .3g2, .3gp, .avi, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .mxf, .webm, .wmv
    • If using a hyperlink, be sure that your video is not set to private so that it may be viewed by conductors.

Advanced- Peabody Youth Orchestra/Peabody Wind Orchestra

Intermediate- Peabody Wind Band

Elementary- Peabody Concert Bands

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