Aspen Music Festival And School

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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships available to full-session applicants. Click here to learn more about our Fellowships and Financial Assistance 
  • Applicants should submit the financial aid form for access to all funding opportunities
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required
  • Oboe fellowship recipient is chosen from the general applicant pool.
  • Applicants interested in the English horn fellowship must include the additional English horn repertoire 
  • Students under the age of 18 do not play in orchestra but may take private lessons and participate in chamber music 
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 5, 2022
Application open September 15, 2021

Application Fee

$25 September 15-October 15, 2021
$60 October 16-December 1, 2021
$125 December 2, 2021-January 5, 2022

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School oboe department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. For details on the student orchestral experience, please see the Orchestra/Instrumental program page. 

Note: It is expected that all oboe students will share the English horn responsibilities/opportunities at Aspen. Please bring your English horn, if you have one, and reeds and the equipment needed to make new English horn reeds. Bring a device for supporting the weight of the instrument, if needed.

Please see our Fellowships and Financial Aid page to learn more about our many fellowship and scholarship opportunities. 

 

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15

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

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

STANDARD OBOE REPERTOIRE

All oboe applicants must submit the standard required oboe repertoire in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS. 

  • Two solo pieces (minimum four minutes each); accompaniment not required
  • Three standard orchestra excerpts


ENGLISH HORN FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION

Please include all repertoire above on oboe and below on English horn in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.

  • BERLIOZ: Roman Carnival Overture, op. 9 (beginning to modulation)
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World" (2nd movement, principal solo)
  • FALLA: The Miller's Dance from The Three-Cornered Hat (solo)
  • ROSSINI: Overture to William Tell (solo)

 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than six 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