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, 2019
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2018

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2018
$60 if you apply between October 2 and December 1, 2018
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2018, and January 2, 2019
2018 Teaching Faculty

Harp

Half Session I

Half Session II

How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2019 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 one merit-based fellowship 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 fellowship is available.

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

  • RAVEL: Introduction and Allegro (Solo harp part, beginning through #3 – no accompaniment required)
  • MOZART: Concerto for Harp and Flute (1st movement, beginning to downbeat of measure 86 & 3rd movement, beginning to downbeat of measure 159)
  • VERDI: La Forza del destino (Overture)
  • BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique (1st harp part, beginning through the downbeat of 2 measures before D)
  • RAVEL: Tzigane (cadenza only)

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

  • A short solo of your choice (any style or period)
  • WAGNER: Firemusic (1st harp part, start beginning measure 1674 to downbeat of measure 1692 - include the 2nd harp part measures 1678-1681 and continue measure 1682 of 1st harp part)

 

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