Preliminary Video Requirements


What should I record?

  • An introduction of your name, school, grade, instrument and why you want to be a PMAY Artist (40 secs)

  • Announce and play the scale(s) in the audition requirements; in quarter notes (20-30 secs)

  • Announce and play the 1st piece or etude (1-3 mins)

  • (If applicable) Announce and play the 2nd solo piece or etude (1-3 mins)

  • The video should preferably be one-take and unedited. You can try as many times as you want to and send in your best one.

  • The length shouldn't exceed 7-8 mins


How should I record?

  • Smart phone video in landscape orientation is acceptable

  • Use the rear facing camera

  • Use a tripod or rest the device on a stable platform. No handheld videos

  • Ensure your whole self is visible and that you fully fill the frame.

  • Record in a well-lit and spacious quiet room

  • Dress professionally, like at a performance

  • Look at the recording device when speaking


How should I submit the video?

  • Upload the video to YouTube

  • Copy the link to the online application page

  • You may want to ensure that the video is "unlisted" to ensure privacy

  • If you have unsure how to upload a video, please contact Najib Wong

  • If you are unable to upload the video, you may opt to use a file sharing website: Send it to


When should I submit the video?

  • Deadline for priority consideration is May 15, 2019

  • Applications after May 15 will be considered on a rolling basis over the summer

  • You are encouraged to submit as early as possible to ensure an audition slot