Old instructions (anyone using the acceptd.com page does NOT need to read this—it's all on their site now):
1. Use the Buy Now button to submit your $75 application fee ($50 before April 1, 2017). You may choose to pay by check to avoid the 3% processing fee. Mail checks (made out to YOOF) to
444 W Shaw Avenue
Fresno CA 93704
2. Record a video in which you perform two contrasting pieces or movements (one lyrical, one more technical). No professional videography is required. A video recorded with a smartphone or computer will be good enough. If you prefer, you may email a video file to email@example.com. If you'd like to see some examples of self-recorded but excellent auditions, check out these winning YouTube Symphony auditions: CLICK HERE TO VIEW SAMPLE AUDITION VIDEOS.
3. Upload your video to YouTube. It's easy and free. If you need step-by-step instructions, you can click here for a video version, or click here for a regular print version. Note that the video version does not mention that you will want to select the "unlisted" option when saving your videos to YouTube. You can then easily send us links, but your videos will not be public. Dropbox users may choose to upload your video to Dropbox and share the link with us. REMEMBER TO CHOOSE PRIVACY SETTINGS THAT ALLOW YOU TO SHARE YOUR VIDEO WITH US! firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com will both work.
4. Fill out the form below. Be sure to indicate whether you are applying for FOOSA Philharmonic or FOOSA Strings. Thank you!
Note that tuition assistance is available but limited. Apply early to take fullest advantage of these awards.
WHEN PAYING ONLINE, PLEASE BE SURE TO ENTER APPLICANT'S NAME IN THE BLANK BELOW SO WE CAN CREDIT PAYMENT CORRECTLY.
It is all right to skip over the payment button. You may submit your application form first, then come back later to make a fee payment (or you may send payment by check).
Here's the $50 non-refundable application fee (good before April 1, 2017)—use this PayPal button to pay by credit card.
Here's the $75 non-refundable application fee (after April 1, 2017)—use this PayPal button to pay by credit card.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM. PAYING THE FEE DOES NOT COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.