Auditions are traditionally held the Friday and Saturday following Labor Day Weekend.
Usually winds & percussion audition on Friday afternoon and strings audition on Saturday morning. You can email Lyle Van Ravenswaay, NISO General Manager the last week of August to sign-up for an audition time. (VanRavenswaay@gmail.com; NISO office: 712.722.6230) NISO auditions are for advanced high school students and beyond. (Please see NISYO for auditioning into the younger group.)
Audition requirements are a 5 minute prepared solo/etude of your choice and sight-reading material.
Auditions are held at Dordt University in the music building, located on the south side of the BJ Haan Auditorium. Practice rooms and restrooms are located on the lower level. The audition room will be clearly marked on the main level. We ask that you arrive in plenty of time to fill-out an information sheet and warm-up prior to your scheduled audition time.