Aspen Music Festival And School

Double Bass Back To Orchestra /...

Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships available to full-session applicants. Click here to learn more about our Fellowships and Financial Assistance. 
  • All applicants should submit the financial aid form for access to need-based financial assistance.
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required.
  • No live audition.
  • Double bass fellowships are chosen from the general applicant pool.
  • 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, 2023
Application open September 15, 2022

Application Fee

$30 September 15–October 15, 2022
$60 October 16–December 15, 2022
$110 December 16, 2022–January 5, 2023
Teaching Faculty

Double Bass

Full Session

Half Session I

Half Session II

Students may have the opportunity to play alongside and/or receive group instruction from the following artist-faculty:

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School cello department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. All students 18 and older play in orchestra. Students under the age of 18 do not play in orchestra but may participate in private lessons and chamber music. 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.  

CLICK HERE TO APPLY!

HOW TO APPLY 

APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15

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


AUDITION REPERTOIRE

Audition repertoire must be submitted IN THE ORDER LISTED, recorded WITHOUT ACCOMPANIMENT, on ONE TRACK, without breaks, and with NO SPLICING. Auditions that do not comply with these guidelines will not be considered.

  • Your choice of any dance movement from an unaccompanied Bach Suite (excluding preludes)
  • R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40; 2 bars before 61 to 64
  • MOZART: Symphony No. 40 in G minor; 1st movement, 34 bars before letter E to 1 bar after E
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor; 4th movement, 24th bar of K to 18 before M
  • STRAVINSKY: Pulcinella; Vivo – without repeat

 

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO