ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL 8 WEEKS OF THE FESTIVAL.
2014 AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS
*For audition requirements go to bottom of the page
January 25 & 26, 2014 - New York City, NY
Or by special arrangement with Mr. McDonald
January 27, 2014 - Boston, MA
January 29 & 30, 2014 - New York City, NY
OR by submitting DVD
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 audition date.
VIDEO TAPED AUDITIONS (string players only) should be sent directly to Taos School of Music and must be received by January 27, 2014. DVD auditions must include exact audition requirements.
APPLICATIONS must be received by January 17, 2014 submitted online.
All requests for auditions and all videotaped auditions must be accompanied by:
- completed application form
- $80 application fee
- letter of recommendation (which can be emailed separately but must be received by the audition date)
Applicants will be accepted or rejected no later than March 10, 2014
2014 ONLINE APPLICATION - APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS EXPIRED. WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT APPLICATIONS.
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.
2014 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
(Both 1st violin parts)
Beethoven Op. 59, No. 1, third movement: m. 114 - fourth movement: m. 45 (continuous)
Mendelssohn Op. 13, third movement: m. 35 - return of the intermezzo.
1. Any fugue from a Bach Solo Sonata or the Ciaconne from the D Minor Partita
2. One movement of any major concerto
Beethoven Op. 95, last movement - m. 133 to the end (Allegro).
Brahms Op. 67, third movement - Beginning up to trio (m. 129).
1. One movement of a major concerto
2. One unaccompanied work (movement)
Bartok Quartet 3, Second movement - Play 4th bar of Rehearsal number 31 to the downbeat of Rehearsal number 41 which is marked (Ancora piu mosso)
Beethoven Op. 59, No. 1, third movement, bar 9 to bar 37 downbeat.
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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