ROUND 1 – ONLINE APPLICATION

Audio File Repertoire Requirements

  • 3 audio files (mp3, m4a, or wav) representing 3 different works that demonstrate different styles and periods, of which at least 1 selection demonstrates virtuosity.
  • For instrumentalists, single movements (represented in their entirety) from a larger work are acceptable.
  • Selections must have been recorded within the last 2 years.
  • Selections need not be the same as the repertoire prepared for Round 2 (live auditions).
  • For individuals: only audio files in which the applicant is the featured soloist will be accepted; a recording of the applicant’s performance within an ensemble will not be accepted. (i.e. A concerto performance would be accepted, but a performance within a piano quintet, for example, would not.)
  • Audio files may only be edited if you wish to cut extraneous/non-musical portions of your selections (i.e. spoken introductions or lengthy applause, etc.). Audio files may not be edited in any way to enhance performance quality.

IMPORTANT: Naming your audio files:
1) The audio files are screened anonymously.
2) Name each audio file by composer/title/movement title.
3) DO NOT include your name when you name each audio file.

Video Statement Requirements

  • A video (mp4, mov, avi, wmv) of up to 2 minutes stating why you seek a career as a soloist and/or chamber musician.
  • The Round 1 screening panel will not view the video statements. Only videos by artists invited to the Round 2 live auditions will be viewed.
ROUND 2 – LIVE AUDITION

Repertoire Requirements

SOLO PIANO, STRINGS & WINDS

  • 1 major concerto or concert piece with orchestra (for pianists: a second piano will be on stage for the accompanying pianist)
  • 1 major sonata
  • 1 piece showing virtuosity
  • 1 other piece of your choice
  • Do not include repeats
  • While meeting the above criteria, your repertoire should include complete works – including all movements – representing the:
    — Baroque/Classical period
    — Romantic period
    — Contemporary (post-WWII) period

SMALL CHAMBER ENSEMBLES

  •  4 complete major works – including all movements — representing the:
    — Baroque/Classical period
    –– Romantic period
    –– Contemporary (post-WWII) period
  •  Do not include repeats

OTHER SOLO INSTRUMENTS & NON-TRADITIONAL ENSEMBLES

  • 4 complete major works — including all movements — in as many varying styles as are appropriate for your instrument or ensemble (may include transcriptions)
  • Do not include repeats

 

Questions? Contact leslie@astralartists.org or 215.735.6770