• Colorado Resident (Minimum of 2 years)

  • Under the age of 21 on Dec. 31, 2018 (No minimum age requirement)

  • Instrumentalists only, no vocal or composition auditions accepted


There will be 2 rounds to the audition; the first round is an unedited video recording due by October 2020, the second round will be a live performance of the same repertoire on January 2020.

Follow directions to apply online, a link will be provided to upload your audition video. Note that you will need to upload a YouTube link along with the application. We recommend applying once your YouTube video is ready to be shared with YMF. Once the application and your video has been reviewed by rotating guest judges, you will be informed of your acceptance or be notified to watch the final round as an audience member. If you are invited to the final round, you will be expected to perform the same repertoire and notified of the location and specific time of your live audition. All scores will be shared publicly and immediately for the live round. Selected artists will be notified of their respective stipends and any additional awards chosen at the judges’ discretion.

Preparing Your Audition Video

Your Video should contain at least 2, but no more than 3 contrasting works (no full concertos please). Only unedited video can be accepted for the audition (parts of video connected together or video clips are not acceptable and will be disqualified). Limit the total recording time on your Video to 15 minutes. To fulfill this requirement you may cut part(s) of a particular piece. Include start time of each piece within video description or application. Please be certain there is no talking on the video - no name or repertoire announcements! The highest quality possible will ensure that your talents are judged fairly. Your music teacher may be able to assist you with resources or referrals to help you produce a high quality audition recording.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for membership on the 2019-2020 YMF Roster. 


Roster Membership for Two Years

Career Development Stipends Of:

  • $1000 per year for ages up to 14  

  • $1500 per year ages 15-17 

  • $2000 per year ages 18-23 

Concert Opportunities Throughout the Year


" YMF provided me not only the scholarship support to pursue competitions and festivals, but it also gave me so many performance opportunities.  It helped shape my love of performing, and created a wonderful supportive atmosphere that I still feel to this day!”