Mountainside Baroque Academy Audition Guidelines


  • Participation is limited to middle and high school students (including recent graduates), as well as 1st and 2nd year college students.

  • Auditions are expected to last about ten minutes.

  • Students are expected to perform on their modern instruments.

  • Students should bring two copies of the music they will be performing or, in case of a YouTube audition, include an image of the scores before the video portion.

  • Baroque (e.g., 17th and 18th century) music is preferred but not required.

  • Short sight-reading excerpts will also be included.

Submit auditions electronically via YouTube. To do so please provide a link to a high-quality audio/video submission uploaded to YouTube that is no longer than 10 minutes in length. Please make sure that the link provided is accessible (i.e. public, or unlisted) so that the audition panel is able to review your submission, and send to  Please consult the audition guidelines.


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