Instrumental Music Ensembles 2022 - application form

Applications are now open!

Applications will close on Sunday 14 November 2021.

Due to COVID-19, there will be no live auditions. All auditions will be submitted digitally (video).   

Please note that the 2022 instrumental ensembles program will not commence until the guidelines from NSW Health and the Department of Education permits this activity. Auditions for the NSW public schools instrumental ensembles are being held so that these activities can commence when it is safe to do so.

Application process

  1. Complete the following web form application.
  2. Refer to the audition requirements for your instrument/s.
  3. Start preparing and practicing for your audition!
  4. A link will be emailed to you to provide you access to the set excerpt/s after 5 pm on Monday 15 November 2021.
  5. Record your video audition and submit the YouTube link via the web form that will be sent to you via email by 5 pm Monday 29 November.

Further information

  • Music programs and ensemble information 
  • How to upload footage to YouTube (PDF, 323.25 KB)
  • Approximate standard for our intermediate ensembles (State Wind Orchestra, Stage Band and String Sinfonia) is AMEB grade 4+.
  • Approximate standard for our advanced ensembles (State Wind Ensemble, Jazz Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra) is AMEB grade 6+.
  • Please see audition requirements for more information about instrument standard. If you wish to apply for our advanced ensembles please prepare 'set A'. If you wish to apply for our intermediate ensembles please prepare 'set B'. If you are unsure about which would be most appropriate for you, please consult with your instrumental teacher.

Audition requirements 

Please download the relevant document for your chosen instrument/s.


The annual membership fees for 2022 are $420 per ensemble.

Contact details

Should you have any queries, please contact us at 

Student details

Student name
Student details
Please select the school year you will be in next year (2022)

Parent / Caregiver details

Parent 1 / Caregiver details
Email confirmation of your application will be sent to this address
Parent 2 / Caregiver details

Student background information

Are you of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is a language other than English spoken at home?
Is support required for the student due to a disability?

Instrument information

Ensemble choice for first instrument
Only include a second instrument if you wish to audition on this instrument as well as on your first instrument
Ensemble choice for second instrument
Please provide a brief summary of your previous musical experience.

Online endorsement

I understand that I must gain approval from a parent/guardian as well as my school principal to participate in the 2022 NSW public schools instrumental music ensembles should I be successful in my audition.