ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL 8 WEEKS OF THE FESTIVAL; JUNE 15 - AUGUST 9, 2015
2015 AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS
*For audition requirements go to bottom of the page
February 14 & 15, 2015- New York City, NY
Or by special arrangement with Mr. McDonald
January 28, 2015 - Boston, MA
January 29 & 30, 2015 - New York City, NY
OR by submitting video recording
NO accompanist for auditions
LIVE AUDITIONS will be arranged on a first come first serve basis by Taos School of Music upon receipt of a completed application form and application fee. Letter of recommendation can be emailed separately but must be received by the application deadline.
VIDEO AUDITIONS (string players only) Please provide a link (YouTube, Dropbox etc) to a current video file(s) of you performing your audition repertoire. Video auditions must include exact audition requirements. Applicant's name must be clearly labeled on the filename of the recording. No accompanist. Video links must be received by January 28, 2015.
APPLICATIONS must be received by January 15, 2015 submitted online.
All requests for auditions and all video auditions must be accompanied by:
- completed application form
- $80 application fee
- letter of recommendation (which can be emailed separately but must be received by January 15)
Applicants will be accepted or rejected no later than March 10, 2015
APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.
A non-refundable application fee of $80 MUST accompany all applications. Application fees can be paid online by going to Music School then Pay Fees.
All successful applicants pay only $700 as payment for their room and board and receive full scholarships covering all other costs for the eight week program including: tuition, coaching, practice rooms, trips, and the balance of room and board costs which includes linen service and all meals for the eight-week period.
To guarantee enrollment, $300 of the $700 fee is required immediately upon notification of acceptance. The balance of the fee, $400, should be paid upon arrival at the School.
2015 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS ARE:
(Both 1st violin parts)
Schubert String Quartet in G Major, D887, 4th mvt, mm. 95-231
(the bar where it starts has a rest and then 3 a's)
Debussy String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10, 3rd mvt, Rehearsal 14 - end of the movement
1. Any fugue from a Bach Solo Sonata or the Ciaconne from the D Minor Partita
2. One movement of any major concerto
Beethoven String quartet Op. 74, 2nd mvt. Bars 64 to 94)
Brahms String Quartet Op. 51, No. 2, 4th mvt. Letter I to O (Bars 162 to 234)
1. One movement of a major concerto
2. One unaccompanied work (movement)
Beethoven String Quartet Op. 59 No.2: 4th mvt. Bars 129 to 246
Bartok String Quartet No. 6 : 2nd mvt Bars 80-98
1. One movement of solo Bach
2. One movement of a major concerto or solo piece
Two solo works of contrasting style
Mr. McDonald will assign a portion of a chamber work approx. 6 days prior to the audition.
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Rehearsal - photo by Tina Larkin
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