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Programs of Study & Audition Requirements

We offer 5 programs of study, each with extensive performance opportunities:

Each program is designed to provide an optimal mix of individual training and collaborative music-making. The Academy program is particularly distinguished by the abundant and varied performance opportunities available to Fellows, including masterclasses, solo and chamber recitals, orchestra concerts, and opera productions.

2015 Audition Requirements

VOICE PROGRAM:

• Online application available September 10
• Pre-Screening Round followed by an Invitation-Only Live Audition Round
• See repertoire requirements within the studio list below
• Pre-Screening Round requires audio audition files uploaded within the online application
• Applicants will be notified by November 5, 2014, if they have advanced to the Invitation-only Live Audition Round
• Click the orange “Apply” link on the upper right to start the application process (The online application supports versions of the following web browsers: Google Chrome 13+, Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Apple Safari 6+, and Internet Explorer 10+.)
• Audition Results will be communicated in late December
 

VOCAL PIANO PROGRAM:

• Online application available September 10
• Live Audition required
• See repertoire requirements within the studio list below
• Click the orange “Apply” link on the upper right to start the application process (The online application supports versions of the following web browsers: Google Chrome 13+, Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Apple Safari 6+, and Internet Explorer 10+.)
• Audition Results will be communicated in December

COLLABORATIVE PIANO PROGRAM:
• Online application available September 10
• Live Audition required
• See repertoire requirements within the studio list below
• Click the orange “Apply” link on the upper right to start the application process (The online application supports versions of the following web browsers: Google Chrome 13+, Mozilla Firefox 3.6+, Apple Safari 6+, and Internet Explorer 10+.)
• Audition Results will be communicated in December


STRINGS, WINDS, BRASS & PERCUSSION:
• Online application available in November 2014

Applicants have the option of a Live Audition OR Video Upload Audition.
Equal enrollment consideration is granted to both audition methods.

  • Live Auditions: select your preferred audition city and date within the application. Live auditions are filmed by Academy administration for later review by Academy faculty. At least one faculty member is typically present to observe the auditions. Applying by the deadline does not guarantee a live audition; live auditions are on a first-come, first-served basis. See audition schedule prior to submitting the application to verify if a particular city’s schedule is already full.
  • Video Upload Auditions: upload one video of the required repertoire as listed under your instrument (see instrument repertoire requirement links below). Video auditions must be uploaded to the online application prior to submitting the application by January 15, 2015. Video must be a continuous, unedited recording (do not stop or pause filming between repertoire selections). We recommend using the most up-to-date versions of Chrome, Safari, or Firefox as your internet browser for the sake of uploading speed. Internet Explorer is not recommended due to slower and unstable video upload functionality.
  • String Quartet Seminar (SQS) for Violin, Viola and Cello Applicants: Those interested in being considered for the SQS in addition to general festival enrollment must upload to the online application a video of the SQS audition repertoire. See your instrument's link below for SQS repertoire requirements. Both individuals and pre-formed groups may apply for SQS. If you are unable to upload your SQS audition video prior to the January 15 application deadline, contact admissions@musicacademy.org after January 15 for permission to re-activate your application in order to add your SQS video. SQS videos will be accepted through February 1, 2015.

• See repertoire requirements within the studio list below
• Live audition time details will be communicated via email in mid-January
• Click the orange “Apply” link on the upper right to start the application process
• Audition results will be communicated via email by the first week of March

SOLO PIANO & HARP:

• Online application available in November 2014
Video Audition Uploads ONLY (no live auditions)
• Video auditions must include the required repertoire as listed under your instrument. Video auditions must be uploaded to the online application prior to submitting the application by January 15, 2015.
• See repertoire requirements within the studio list below
• Click the orange “Apply” link on the upper right to start the application process
• Audition results will be communicated via email by the first week of March

Repertoire requirements by studio: