Audition Guidelines

As an exceptional measure, every musician auditioning will be judged by the artistic team of the RondoFest 2021, and will also receive individual written feedback from a member of the audition panel. 

The 2021 audition process has been developed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure safety, but also as a way for young musicians to experience the audition process as immersive as possible. In advance of the submission deadline, we will provide a series of online workshops to aid the preparation and recording process.

Information Session

30 Jan 2021, 8pm | Zoom

Audition Workshop

6 Feb 2021, 8pm | Zoom

Audition Information

  1. Perform all required excerpts in one take and in the listed order, without piano accompaniment or orchestra backing track. Access the excerpts here.
  2. Must be video recorded; audio-only recordings will be rejected.
  3. Must have been recorded in or after January 1, 2021; a performance or recording before the date will not be accepted.
  4. Make sure the video is in a high quality; edited or enhanced recordings will be rejected. 
  5. Must be .mp4 or .mov format, and at least a resolution of 1280 x 720.
  6. Choose a calm, quiet, and comfortable room that has the least disturbance from the outside world, eg traffic noise, neighbours, etc.
  7. Dress appropriately for the video, strictly no shorts, singlets, slippers, pyjamas etc. 
  8. Upload the recording to YouTube and publish as ‘unlisted’. Submit the YouTube link here
  9. Keep a copy of your video file, until the results are announced.
  1. Built-in mics and camera of the smartphone is a good way to start.
  2. Use your phone’s back camera (not the selfie camera).
  3. Record in landscape and make sure your microphone is not covered when recording.
  4. Make sure you have enough storage on your phone/device.
  5. Put your Airplane Mode or Do Not Disturb mode on, so that no one can interrupt your recording.
  1. Make sure your video recording meets all requirements and you are happy with the quality before you upload. 
  2. Watch and listen to your video recording before submission.
  3. Submit link of your recording here.
  4. Be aware that very large files can take significant amounts of time to upload.
  5. Submit ahead of time. Your upload could be delayed depending on your internet connection. 
  6. Incomplete applications at the deadline will not be accepted.
  1. A confirmation email will be sent to your email. We will contact you via Please make sure that you are able to receive email from this address.
  2. Audition results and seating placement will be announced on 16 April 2021.
  3. If you do not receive any notification (after checking your spam/junk folder), please contact us immediately. 

Audition Excerpts

Alto Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

French Horn


Tenor Trombone

Bass Trombone


Submit your Recording Here