Apply to the Taos School of Music

Welcome!

We are so glad you’re interested in applying to the Taos School of Music Summer Chamber Music Festival. The 2018 summer session runs from June 11 – August 6.

We will begin accepting applications for the 2018 season November 1, 2017

Applications are due by January 20, 2018.

We accept students between the ages of 18 and 29. All successful applicants must commit to the full eight weeks of the festival.

Take advantage of discounted early bird fee!  Submit your application before January 10, 2018

 

 

2018 Audition Requirements 

 

 

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VIOLIN

Beethoven Op. 59, No. 1
3rd mvt. bar 114 through 4th mvt. bar 45

Schubert Death and the Maiden
4th mvt. bar 88 through bar 211

Any Fugue from a Bach solo sonata or the Ciaconne from the D minor Partita

One movement of any major concerto

 

 

VIOLA

Beethoven Op. 127
4th mvt. bar 97 through bar 176

Debussy Quartet Op. 10
4th mvt. figure 22 through to the end

One movement of any major concerto

One unaccompanied work (movement)

 

 

CELLO

Beethoven Op. 127
3rd mvt. beginning to bar 70 without repeat

Debussy Quartet Op. 10
4th mvt. beginning to bar 31

One movement of any major concerto or solo piece

One movement of solo Bach

 

 

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.

Audition Dates & Locations

PIANSTS

February 10, 2018
February 11, 2018

The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY  10023

 

 

STRINGS

January 30 , 2018
January 31, 2018

New England Conservatory of Music
Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA 02115

Or video audition

 

February 5, 2018
February 6, 2018

Shetler Studios
244 W 54th St
New York, NY  10019

Or video audition

 

The Juilliard School, New York, NY

The Juilliard School
60 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

 

Shetler Studios, New York, NY 10019

 

 

Shetler Studios
244 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

 

New England Conservatory of Music

New England Conservatory of Music
Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St.
Boston, MA 02115

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* 

Please provide a link (YouTube, Dropbox, etc.) to a current video file of you performing your audition repertoire. The audition 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. Do not use an accompanist.

Tips for making a good recording:

  • Choose a space that looks and sounds good for your recording
  • Choose a recording devise that records good sound quality
  • Check your recording before submitting for sound quality and video quality.
  • Remember, this is your first impression.

Video links must be received by January 26, 2018.

*String players only

 

2018 Costs

 

APPLICATION FEE

$70

up to January 10, 2018
$90 from Jan 11-Jan 20

 

 

TUITION

FREE

ROOM & BOARD

$600

 

($300 due upon acceptance, $300 due upon arrival)

 

 

“My summer at the Taos School of Music fostered a sincere love for chamber music that continues, to this day, to be my motivating and inspirational force for all areas of my musical work. The Hotel St. Bernard remains a precious place in my heart, and my piano trio which formed at Taos, Trio St. Bernard, pays homage to its namesake.”

Sahun “Sam” Hong

Pianist · Arranger

“The coaching is spectacular, as are the performers and the location. It is the ideal place for the serious chamber musician.”

Stephanie Block

Viola, 2014 & 2015

“At Taos, I am looking forward to getting the chance to work with excellent chamber music mentors, as well as meeting and collaborating with new peers and discovering more about myself as a musician through lots of ensemble playing.”

Brandon Garbot

Violin, 2013
The Cleveland Institute

Start Your Application!

Take advantage of discounted early bird fee!  Submit your application before January 10, 2018.

 

 

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