What instruments/voice types are admitted?
Our faculty are noted for their broad range of experience and collaboration with diverse musics and ensembles. Performers are encouraged to coach with any and all of our faculty; as such, we encourage applications from all instruments and voice types. Based on application auditions, we will be placing performers on the following instruments in the Festival Sinfonietta: flute, oboe/ english horn, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion, guitar, piano, strings and harp.
The festival awards a limited number of full tuition fellowships ($2,000 USD) and partial tuition reductions to outstanding performance applicants. No additional materials are necessary for consideration beyond submitting the online application and accompanying performance recordings.
What kinds of performance opportunities exist at the festival?
We are excited to offer participants the opportunity to perform with Festival Faculty and members of Eastman BroadBand, in the Festival Sinfonietta. This large ensemble will perform seminal repertoire from the 20th century alongside major works of our faculty composers. Performers will also be assigned to small chamber groups which will give the premieres of works by attending festival composers. Instrumental Institute concerts also provide participants the opportunity to perform solo or chamber repertoire coached at the festival.
What other opportunities will I have to be involved?
We present workshops in improvisation, contemporary performance techniques, and in career development. Tuition includes admission to all rehearsals and concerts, the Composition Seminar and our lecture series.
Who attends the festival?
soundSCAPE places an emphasis on the exchange of ideas and culture; as such, the festival attracts composers and performers from around the world. You will join an ever-expanding network of musicians at the forefront of new music, resulting in further collaboration, commissions and performances.
How Do I Apply?
Performers on any instrument or voice apply by submitting a live recording of TWO solo contrasting works, which may be from any style/period. Links to YouTube or Vimeo performances are accepted, as well as mp3 recordings submitted via the festival email. Performers must also include a repertoire list of modern works performed/studied on the online application.
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