Education & Community

Eligibility & Requirements

Audition Requirements and Expectations:

Each student will be given 10 minutes to demonstrate their proficiency on their given instrument according to the guidelines below for their individual instrument.

  • Memorization is encouraged but not required, as appropriate.
  • An accompanist will not be provided nor is an accompanied audition required; however, a piano will be available should the auditioning student choose to bring an accompanist.
  • The auditioning student will be required to provide at least one copy of their chosen repertoire for the panel.
  • The auditioning students should be prepared to repeat selections from their audition music and apply feedback and instruction from the panel.

Additionally, each student and at least one parent or guardian will participate in a brief interview with Accelerando staff.

View individual instrument requirements.


Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Accelerando Application for Admission (sample)

Solicitud de admisión para Accelerando (muestra)

Nashville Symphony Accelerando Recommendation Form

Please be aware that your application requires at least one letter of recommendation from a private instructor, school  music teacher, or place of worship music director/extra-curricular ensemble director.

Formulario de recomendación para Accelerando

Llena esta información según corresponda. Ten en cuenta que tu solicitud requiere de cuando menos una carta de recomendación de un instructor privado, maestro de música de tu escuela o director de música de tu centro de culto o director de conjunto curricular.

Alternately, you may fill out hard copies of the Application and Recommendation Forms and mail them to:
Education and Community Engagement
Nashville Symphony
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
One Symphony Place
Nashville, TN 37201-2031
Printable PDF forms available here: