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 harp fellowship must submit the additional required excerpts
  • 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

Harp

Half Session I

Half Session II

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School harp 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 HARP REPERTOIRE

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

  • DEBUSSY: Danse Sacrée et Profane (Danse Sacrée, beginning to  Reh. 2; Danse Profane, “le double moins vite”- 9 m. before  Reh. 5  to the a tempo “animez”) (no accompaniment required)
  • HANDEL: Concerto in B flat Major, op, 4, No. 6 (1st movement, any edition, first half only)
  • VERDI: La forza del destino, Overture (from Reh. G “Allegro Brillante” to downbeat of Reh. H)
  • WAGNER:  Die Meistersinger (Act 3 excerpt - click for PDF)
  • BARTOK: Concerto for Orchestra (4th movement – dotted quarter before Reh. 43 to 16 m. after Reh. 43)
  • BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (Harp Variation ”Cadenza”, Harp 1)


HARP 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, m. 1674 to downbeat of m. 1692 - include the 2nd harp part m. 1678-1681 and continue m. 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