Aspen Music Festival And School

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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships are available to full-session applicants
  • Fellowship applicants will also be considered for scholarship with submission of financial aid form
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required
  • All applicants must upload general audition repertoire
  • Applicants interested in the harp fellowship must include additional excerpts with their general audition repertoire
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 2, 2018
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2017
$60 if you apply between October 2 and December 1, 2017
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2017, and January 2, 2018
2018 Teaching Faculty

Harp

Half Session I

Half Session II

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
     

Audition Repertoire (VIDEO required)

The Aspen Music Festival and School harp department will award up to two merit-based fellowships that covers tuition and room/board for the summer season. These fellowships offer the opportunity to play premiere assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. Fellowships are awarded to the most outstanding applicants as deemed by the members of the AMFS Artist-Faculty.

The harp fellowships have been filled for 2018.

All harp applicants must submit the following repertoire in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.

  • RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro (beginning to No. 18)
  • BERLIOZ: Symphony Fantastique (2nd movement, beginning to 23)
  • VERDI: La Forza del Destino (Overture – entire)
  • DONIZETTI: Lucia di Lammermoor (Cadenza – edition of your choice)

ADDITIONAL EXCERPTS FOR FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION: please include all repertoire above and below in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.

  • RAVEL: Tzigane (Cadenza)
  • WAGNER: Die Walkure, one harp (combined) version, (Firemusic, 5 bars after 96 – play until downbeat of 20 measures)

 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO