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Applications for the 2020 Summer Music Festival will open on November 1, 2019.

You'll find the application at this link

All application materials are submitted via SlideRoom. Prior to clicking the SlideRoom Application link above you will want to be prepared to:

  1. Fill out the application form with your personal details
  2. Provide email contact information for your principal music instructor to request a letter of recommendation
  3. Attach your audition video. If posting a YouTube or Vimeo link, you will need to have a link to a high quality video, no longer than 12 minutes, that you have uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo as a "public" or "unlisted" video to allow our reviewers to view it. You may also upload a high quality video directly from your computer or DropBox.
  4. Pianist only: attach your Piano Repertoire as a PDF or Word document.
  5. Provide a credit card payment for the non-refundable application fee of $75.

Audition Information:

String players 

Include two solo works or movements of contrasting styles, showing your technique and musicality, preferably from different time periods. Accompaniment is preferred but not required. No excerpts are required.

Wind and brass players 

Include the orchestral excerpts listed for your instrument as well as two works or movements of contrasting styles, showing your technique and musicality, preferably from different time periods. Your audition may be solo or accompanied, whichever you feel best showcases your ability. Click on your instrument below to download excerpts. HORN and CLARINET players, please see specific requirements under excerpts.

Pianists

Pianists should include a movement of a chamber work (sonata, trio, quartet, etc.) performed within the last year. Applicants should also include two solo works – one technical, one lyrical –  preferably from different time periods. A portion of a solo work is also acceptable, in the interest of time. In addition, the 3rd movement - "Hémiones (animaux véloces)" (Wild Donkeys Swift Animals) - of Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals is required - you may choose either piano I or II (find excerpts for both parts, below). Please upload a repertoire list of chamber works, including sonatas, that you have studied and performed. 

Timpani/Percussion

See excerpts below.

Assistant Conductor

Please include a video of any work with either two pianists or an orchestra. Scott Yoo will be administering a score reading exam over Skype.The assistant conductor applicant should be in front of a piano, or have their instrument of choice tuned and ready to perform.  


A resource you may find helpful is How to Create an Awesome Prescreen Recording.     

Your audition video: if posting a YouTube or Vimeo link, you will need to have a link to a high quality video, no longer than 12 minutes, that you have uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo as a "public" or "unlisted" video to allow our reviewers to view it. You may also upload a high quality video directly from your computer or DropBox. Audition materials do NOT need to be performed in one take. You may upload as many as 4 items (up to 250MB each). Total of all materials should not exceed 12 minutes.    


Excerpts

Flute excerpts 
Flute excerpts (Afternoon of a Faun: please omit from measure 9 through measure 17, as marked.)

The exposition of the 1st movement of either the Mozart G Major or D Major Concerto is recommended as one of the two works/movements in addition to the excerpts, but not required.

Oboe excerpts
In addition to the linked excerpts,the exposition of the Mozart Concerto is required as one of your two works/movements (music is not provided at link).

Clarinet excerpts

In this order for all applicants.
1. The Debussy Premiere Rhapsodie or the exposition of the 1st movement of the Mozart Concerto through measure 98. 1:30 - (page 1) 
2. Rimsky Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol, 1st mvt, letter C to 11 bars before the end. :30 - (page 3)
3. Stravinsky, Firebird, Variation of the Firebird, complete. 1:30 - (pages 6-7)
4. Brahms, 3rd Symphony, 1st mvt, letter B to 3 after letter C (count all rests) 1:15 - (page 2)
5. Sibelius 1st Symphony, 1st mvt, opening solo. 1:30 - (page 4)
6. Sibelius 1st Symphony, 3rd mvt, :30 - (page 5)
7. Beethoven 6th Symphony, 2nd mvt, 1:00 - (page 4)


Bassoon excerpts
The Mozart Bassoon Concerto K. 191. Meas. 35-71 is recommended as one of the two works/movements in addition to the excerpts, but not required.

Horn excerpts
The exposition of the Mozart's 1st movement of Concerto No. 2 or No. 4 is required in addition to the excerpts.  Horn students do not need to perform a second work/movement.

Trumpet excerpts

Tenor Trombone excerpts
The first movement of the Casterede Sonata is recommended as one of the two works/movements in addition to the excerpts, but not required.

Bass Trombone excerpts
The opening of the first mvt until ms 80 of the Ewazen Concerto is recommended as one of the two works in addition to the excerpts, but not required.

Piano excerpts

Timpani/Percussion excerpts


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