Aspen Music Festival And School

Harp Back To Orchestra /...

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

Half Session II

Limited length of residence

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

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO