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
  • Applicants interested in the tuba fellowship must submit the additional required excerpts
  • Additional repertoire required for euphonium consideration
  • 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
Teaching Faculty

Tuba

Full Session

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School tuba 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. 

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 REPERTOIRE

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

  • CASTEREDE: Sonata for Tuba (2nd movement); accompaniment not required
  • REVUELTAS: Sensemaya, (Reh. 2 to 11)
  • WAGNER: Meistersinger Overture, (Reh. J to L)
  • BERLIOZ: Hungarian March (first entrance F arpeggio for 20 m.)
  • WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 1 (3rd movement first entrance, hold the last D for four measures)
  • PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 5, (1st movement, Reh. 3 to 7 m. after Reh. 5)
  • BERLIOZ: Corsair Overture (Reh. 5 through 9 m. after Reh. 5 and Reh. 12 to the downbeat of Reh. 13)
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 (3rd movement, 13 m. before Reh. 16 to Reh. 17)
  • WAGNER: Ein Faust Overture:  m. 1-3


EUPHONIUM (full session only) 

To be considered for euphonium placement, please submit the following excerpt in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS.

  • ARBAN: Fourteen Characteristic Studies (select one)
     

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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