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Important Information
  • Program runs August 11-22, 2018
  • A limited number of merit-based scholarships may be available
  • Recorded audition required. Additional live audition opportunity offered and recommended if possible.
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline:
Applications will be accepted beginning September 15, 2017 Note: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Early applicants are more likely to be accepted into the program.
Deadline:
Deadline is January 2, 2018

Application Fee

$25 if you apply by October 1, 2017
$60 if you apply between October 1 and December 1, 2017
$125 if you apply between December 2, 2017 and January 2, 2018

Seraphic Fire’s Grammy nominated Professional Choral Institute (PCI) at the Aspen Music Festival and School is the only summer program in the country designed to prepare emerging singers to work in the growing industry of professional ensemble singing. PCI alumni have now performed with nearly every professional vocal ensemble in the country. In 2012, Seraphic Fire and PCI received a Grammy nomination for their recording of Brahms’s German Requiem.

PCI singers will have the opportunity to rehearse and sing two side-by-side concerts with Seraphic Fire: a collaboration with the Aspen Chamber Symphony in the Benedict Music Tent conducted by Xian Zhang, and a performance of Fauré’s Requiem and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna in Harris Concert Hall conducted by Seraphic Fire founder and artistic director Patrick Dupré Quigley.

Participants will study in an intensive vocal and ensemble-skills curriculum, receiving individual and group vocal coachings from professional members of Seraphic Fire, and will participate in audition, resumé, and vocal master classes led by Quigley, Bass, and members of Seraphic Fire. PCI students will have the opportunity to perform in the PCI Student Showcase. The PCI Student Showcase will allow participants to use the Showcase as a live audition for Seraphic Fire and a number of other professional choirs.

Off campus housing options will be available at special double occupancy rates through Seraphic Fire. The Room & Board rate listed for this program includes daily breakfast only. The fee does not include access to AMFS campus housing or cafeterias. AMFS on campus housing is only available for full or half sessions and not available for PCI students during their limited residency.

FINANCIAL AID

There are a limited number of merit-based scholarships available through Seraphic Fire.

2018 ENROLLMENT FEES

Tuition $1200
Room & Board $850
Security Deposit $100

*Fees are separate from that published for other AMFS programs.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 SEASON WILL BE ACCEPTED BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required (Should detail both solo and ensemble experience. Please also include contact information for three professional references.)
  • Head shot required
  • 150-word professional biography required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
     

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

PCI applicants must submit the following repertoire. Audition repertoire must be submitted IN THE ORDER LISTED on three separate tracks. Recorded audition required for all applicants.

  • AUDIO recording of two arias or art songs of contrasting styles
  • AUDIO recording of scale(s) and arpeggios portraying the full range of the voice
  • Live audition opportunity offered and recommended if possible.
    • Live Audition: Live auditions will be held at the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) 7th National Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 3, 2-5pm. NCCO exists to serve the specific needs of university and collegiate choral musicians, conductors, educators, scholars, and performers. NCCO is a proud supporter of Seraphic Fire and the Professional Choral Institute at the Aspen Music Festival and School.
       

 

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