Eligibility Guidelines

  • 2021 Applicants need not be citizens of the United States. However, applicants must reside in, and be legally eligible to perform and be compensated in the contiguous United States (the 48 states that do not include Hawaii and Alaska, and territories of the United States).
  • Applicants who advance to the semifinals will be requested to record and submit new video performances; applicants advanced to the final round must be available for an interview to be conducted via Zoom video (which will not involve a performance component).
  • Applicants must be available to attend orientation and perform in a Winners Concert event in Philadelphia in early Fall 2021 (pending pandemic restrictions.)
  • Applicants may be under professional management.
  • This season Astral is not accepting application for solo flute, solo cello, solo piano and solo harp.
  • Astral does not accept application for solo percussion and ensembles that include percussion.
  • Ensembles must demonstrate that they have been a pre-formed group for at least 2 years. Ensembles may have a maximum of five players.
  • Prizes are not awarded at the auditions; winners are invited to join Astral’s artist roster.
  • There is no limit to the number of artists to be invited onto Astral’s roster.
  • The panel has the right to recommend no artists, and all decisions are final.

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