The live audition repertoire will include excerpts from the 2015 seminar repertoire: Mozart's Overture to Cosi fan tutte; Symphony No. 35 (Haffner); Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2; Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto; Barber's Adagio for Strings; and Schubert's Death and the Maiden (arr. Andy Stein). Specific excerpts will be available in mid-July, but it's never too early to start familiarizing yourself with the works.
Application to the New York String Orchestra Seminar is a two-step process:
Twenty-four violinists, ten violists, eight cellists, five bassists, two flutists, two oboists, two clarinetists, two bassoonists, two horn players, two trumpet players, and one timpanist will be invited to the 2015 New York String Orchestra Seminar.
There is no fee to apply or attend. Every accepted student receives free tuition, housing, meals, and local transportation (total value more than $3,750). Participants pay only their travel costs to and from New York City.
Note: All accepted students must stay in the housing provided by the New York String Orchestra Seminar and must be present for all rehearsals, sectionals, and chamber music sessions, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday, December 19, to Monday, December 28, 2015. December 25 is the only full day off from the program.
Applications and audition audio files must be received by October 1, 2015.
The live audition period is October 20-November 8. All applicants will be notified by email by November 13 of the live audition result.
The Seminar will take place December 19-28, 2015.
Your application recording must be between 10 and 15 minutes long, submitted as an mp3 upload with your online application.
Depending on the length of the works you select, you may opt to play movements rather than entire works.
Remember, the live audition repertoire is different from the recorded audition repertoire. We strongly recommend that you begin preparing your live audition as soon as you have submitted your application and recorded audition.
*A movement of a work is acceptable if the work is lengthy.
Note to timpanists: You are the only players who do not audition live. Therefore, you should take particular care with your recorded audition, which must be unedited. 2015 excerpts will be posted in mid-July.
2014 excerpts to be played in the order listed, without stopping the recording between pieces:
Applicants who pass the recorded audition will receive an invitation and instructions for a live audition. We strongly encourage an early response, as the audition time slots are often filled before the final deadline. Only applicants who audition in person are considered for participation in the seminar.
Repertoire requirements for live auditions differ from requirements for recorded auditions. The New York String Orchestra Seminar is an orchestral program. The deciding factor in selection of participants in the program is often the care taken in preparing the orchestral excerpts for the live audition. We strongly recommend that you begin practicing as early as possible rather than waiting to receive your scheduled audition time.
Rohana Elias-Reyes, Director
New School Concerts
55 West 13th Street, Rm 929
New York, NY 10011Phone: 212.229.5873Fax: 212.229.5306Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, December 24, 2015, at 7:00 p.m.
Monday, December 28, 2015, at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase through the links above or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.274.7800.