Audition for the NSYWE

Want to be part of the NSYWE? Here’s what you need to know to prepare for an audition.


NSYWE is an auditioned ensemble, with members drawn mostly from the province’s high schools and universities. Students in Grades 7-9 are encouraged to audition for the Nova Scotia Junior Wind Ensemble. However, advanced Grade 9 students may apply to NSYWE for a greater musical challenge. If you are uncertain which ensemble is the best fit for your skill level, please contact us at

Spring 2017 Prerecorded Auditions

Prerecorded auditions may be submitted on CD or as MP3 files. Recorded auditions must be received by May 30, 2017. Submit your online application form, and mail your audition CD and $10.00 application fee (cheques only) to:

35-210 Legacy Court
Lower Sackville, NS
B4C 0A5

Recording your audition

  • Make the recording of highest quality possible.
  • CD and/or MP3 files are accepted.
  • Please write your name on the recording with your submission.
  • Do not digitally alter a recording or splice during a scale, arpeggio, piece or etude.

Spring 2017 Live Auditions

Limited live auditions take place at several locations. To request a live audition, please email Hope Gendron at

You must submit your online application form and $10.00 application fee by May 30, 2017 to secure an audition time. You will be notified of your audition time and location by email.

A list of audition dates and locations will be available here soon.

Audition Requirements

Select your instrument to download a PDF copy of your required audition materials. (Right click to download to your local drive).

Helpful Hints

Download this useful tip sheet with suggestions on how to prepare for your audition, advice for recordings, and technical information. (Right click to download to your local drive).

Making an Audition Recording – Helpful Hints (700 kB PDF)


Application Form

Please complete the application form below and mail your $10.00 application fee by May 30, 2017 to:

35-210 Legacy Court
Lower Sackville, NS
B4C 0A5