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 ($1,800 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?
Lessons and Masterclasses
Participants will have the opportunities to perform for our world-class faculty members in both lesson and masterclass settings. We will feature not only lessons and masterclass by area specialist but also masterclasses led by multiple performance faculty members.
What other opportunities will I have to be involved?
Concerts, workshops, concerts, roundtable discussions and lectures.
Performer Technology Led by Levy Lorenzo, performers will have a chance to learn more about music technology and how to use the technology of their choice to create music and collaborate with people. All levels are welcome.
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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