UPstarts! Auditions are now open for the 2020 season of Pine Mountain Music Festival. UPstarts! Artists must be from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, between the ages of 16-30, and in pursuit of a career in music. Auditions are open until February 15, 2020 (or until positions are filled).

Applicants should send the following to Susan Byykkonen (

  1. Include your name, hometown, age, and school most recently attended.
  2. Video recording (or link to Google Drive, Dropbox or YouTube) 8-15 minutes in length, preferably including two or more contrasting styles. Separate movements and/or portions of works are acceptable.
  3. Written comments on the following:
    1. What excites you most about performing live music?
    2. What drew you to pursue a musical career?
    3. What are you excited about, or what do you hope to gain from an experience performing with PMMF?