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ALL SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FULL 8 WEEKS OF THE FESTIVAL; JUNE 13 - AUGUST 8, 2016

TAOS SCHOOL OF MUSIC IS OPEN TO STUDENTS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 18 AND 29.

2016 AUDITION DATES AND LOCATIONS
      *For audition requirements go to bottom of the page

PIANISTS:
       February 20 & 21, 2016-
New York City, NY
        Or by special arrangement with Mr. McDonald

 STRINGS:
          February 3 & 4, 2016 - New York City, NY
          February 5, 2016 - Boston, MA
          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 of you performing your audition repertoire.  The auditon repertoire may be recorded in separate takes but please combine the takes on one track before submitting the link to us.  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 February 1, 2016.

STRING APPLICATIONS
must be received by January 22, 2016 submitted online. 
Deadline for pianists to apply is January 29, 2016 submitted online

All requests for auditions and all video auditions must be accompanied by:
- completed application form
- $70 application fee before January 10, 2016
- $90 application fee January 11 through January 22, 2016
- letter of recommendation (which can be emailed separately but must be received by January 22)

Applicants will be accepted or rejected no later than March 11, 2016

APPLICATION FORM FOR 2016
-CLOSED
Application deadline has passed and we are not accepting any late applications. 

FEES

  • Application Fee: $70 up to January 10, 2016; $90 January 11 - January 22
  • Tuition: $0 (all students receive full scholarship)
  • Room and Board Fee: $700 ($300 due upon acceptance, $400 due upon arrival)

A non-refundable application fee 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.

2016 AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
VIOLIN:
(Both 1st violin parts)
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 - 3rd mvt - mm. 103 - end of mvt
Brahms Quartet in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2 - 2nd mvt, mm. 1-18, 52-80
Solo Repertoire
1. Any fugue from a Bach Solo Sonata or the Ciaconne from the D Minor Partita
2. One movement of any major concerto

VIOLA:
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 - 3rd mvt - mm. 103 - end of mvt
Dvorak Viola Quintet in Eb Major, Op. 97, 3rd mvt., mm. 1-34
Solo Repertoire
1. One movement of a major concerto
2. One unaccompanied work (movement)

CELLO:
Beethoven Quartet in F minor, Op. 95 - 3rd mvt - mm. 103 - end of mvt
Dvorak Quartet in F Major, Op. 96, 2nd Mvt. - mm. 11-43
Solo Repertoire
1. One movement of solo Bach
2. One movement of a major concerto or solo piece

PIANO:
Two solo works of contrasting style
Sight-reading
Mr. McDonald will assign a portion of a chamber work approx. 6 days prior to the audition.
   

 


 

 




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