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.
  • All full-session percussion applicants are eligible for the Charles Owen Memorial Fellowship, awarded to the most outstanding percussion applicant.
  • 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
$125 December 16, 2022–January 5, 2023
Teaching Faculty

Percussion

Faculty residencies may vary.

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School percussion 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. 

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 BELOW. VIDEO recording is required, on ONE TRACK, without breaks, and with NO SPLICING. Auditions that do not comply with these guidelines will not be considered.

SNARE DRUM

  • ANTHONY CIRONE: Portraits in Rhythm, Etude No. 4
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Capriccio espagnol, 4th movement, beginning through 10 after L

 

KEYBOARD PERCUSSION

  • Any Bach selection of the applicant's choosing on marimba, 3–4 minutes in length, exerpted or complete movement/work
  • STRAVINSKY: Firebird, Reh. 47 and Reh. 127 (xylophone)
  • KODALY: Hary Janos Suite, VI beginning to Reh. 1 (xylophone)
  • RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome, Mvt. 1, 13 after Reh. 7 to the end (glokenspiel)

 

TAMBOURINE

  • BIZET: Argoinaise from Carmen Suite, beginning to 8 before A

 

TIMPANI

  • NICH WOUD: The Timpani Challenge, Etude No. 17, beginning through measure 38
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Mvt. 1, 513 to end
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor, Mvt. 1, 6 before 15 

 

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Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO