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
  • Horn fellowship recipients 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, 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

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 french horn 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 

All horn applicants must submit the required horn repertoire in INDIVIDUAL VIDEO TRACKS. Do not include your name in the video title or description.

  • STRAUSS: Til Eulenspiegel (first horn solo at the beginning and third horn solo in D horn at the recapitulation)
     

Please choose one selection from each bullet along with the piece above to add up to four.

  • One of the following MOZART Concerti; accompaniment not required
    Horn Concerto No. 2 in E-flat major, K. 147 (1st movement)
    Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major, K. 447 (1st movement)
    Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major, K. 495 (1st movement)
  • RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major
    OR
    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92 (1st movement, Vivace, m. 84-101 or 25 m. before Reh. C until C, 1st horn)
    OR
    Wagner: From Götterdämmerung (Siegfried's Short Call)
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, op. 47 (1st movement, low tutti)
    OR
    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 "Eroica" (Scherzo trio, 2nd horn)
    OR
    R. Strauss: Don Quixote (Variation VIII, second horn, 6 m. before Reh. 59 to 8 m. after Reh. 62)

 

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO