Application to the 2018 New York String Orchestra Seminar is a two-step process:
The 2018 live audition repertoire will include excerpts from the 2018 seminar repertoire: Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture; Vivaldi's Concerto for 4 Violins in B Minor, Op. 3, No. 10; Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4; George Walker's Lyric for Strings;
Brahms' Piano Concerto; and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique). Excerpt information and downloads will be available after August 1, 2018. We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with the entire works so that you understand
the excerpts in context.
Twenty-four violinists, ten violists, eight cellists, five bassists, two flutists, two oboists, two clarinetists, two bassoonists, four horn players, two trumpet players, and one timpanist will be invited to the 2018 New York String Orchestra Seminar.
There is no participation fee for those accepted to the program. 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.-11:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 19, through
Friday, December 28, 2018. December 25 is the only full day off from the program. No exceptions can be made.
Applications and audition audio files must be received by October 2, 2018.
Live auditions will take place between October 23 and November 4. All applicants will be notified by email of the live audition result by November 12.
The seminar will take place December 19-28, 2018.
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 played in order unedited.
2017 excerpts to be played in the order listed, unedited, 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 application submission, 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, room 929 New York, NY 10011Phone: 212.229.5873Fax: 212.229.5306Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, December 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, December 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase through the links above or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212.274.7800.