The live audition repertoire includes excerpts from the 2014 seminar repertoire: Mozart's Overture to The Impresario, Symphony No. 39, and Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, K. 314, Barber's Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale).
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 2014 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.
Applications and audition audio files must be received by October 2, 2014.
The live audition period is October 27 - November 9. All applicants will be notified by email by November 14 of the live audition result.
The Seminar will take place December 19 - 28, 2014.
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.
Play the following excerpts 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
New York, NY 10011Phone: 212.229.5873Fax: 212.229.5306Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 24, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
December 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
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