Ensemble ACJW selects up to 20 of the world’s finest young professional musicians every two years to be part of its program. Chosen for their musicianship, but also for their leadership qualities and commitment to music education, current fellows are graduates of leading music schools including The Colburn School, Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Rice University, University of Southern California, and Yale School of Music.
Pre-screening recording selections for winds, brass, piano, and strings must include:
1) A movement from a standard concerto or sonata AND
2) A contrasting movement or brief work of your choice AND
3) The following repertoire by instrument:
• Flute: 1st movement of a Mozart Concerto
• Oboe: Two contrasting movements from a work or works by J.S. Bach
• Clarinet: 1st movement from a concerto by Mozart or Weber
• Bassoon: 1st movement from a concerto by Mozart or Weber
• Horn: 1st movement from a concerto by Mozart (Nos. 2, 3 or 4) or Richard Strauss
• Trumpet: 1st movement from a concerto by Haydn or Hummel
• Tenor Trombone: One of the 13 Etudes-Caprices by Eugene Bozza
• Piano: A substantial first movement from a sonata by Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, or Schubert
• Violin: Two contrasting movements from an unaccompanied J.S. Bach sonata or partita
• Viola: Two contrasting movements from a J.S. Bach suite, sonata, or partita
• Violoncello: Two contrasting movements from a J.S. Bach suite
• Double Bass: Two contrasting movements from a J.S. Bach suite
Pre-screening recording selections for percussion: º 4–5 minute excerpt of multiple percussion work of your choice, AND º 4–5 minute excerpt of contemporary 4-mallet work of your choice, AND º One movement of your choice from Elliott Carter's 8 Pieces for Timpani
The recording selections must be no more than a total of 30 minutes in length. Excerpts will not be considered unless otherwise stated. It is highly preferred that each selection is uploaded as a separate file. Pre-screening selections will be evaluated blindly by a panel of top level professional musicians. Pre-screening panel will remain anonymous and has the right to deny a live audition to anyone who does not submit repertoire according to the above requirements.
All application materials must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Sunday, December 1, 2013. Materials received after the application deadline will not be considered. Pre-screening results will be posted by January 24, 2014. Applicants who pass the pre-screening will be notified about procedures for scheduling their audition at that time. Auditions will take place at The Juilliard School in New York City from March 10-14, 2014. Please note that we cannot accommodate requests to change live audition dates or times.
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Live Audition Requirements
Fellows receive a stipend of $25,000 along with health benefits and access to rehearsal and performance facilities.
The average time commitment by each fellow is approximately 20 hours
To support the fellows, Ensemble ACJW provides the
following professional development:
• Sessions devoted to the development of professional skills and
personal leadership • Coaching sessions on the works to be performed at Carnegie Hall, The
Juilliard School, Skidmore College, and in interactive concerts at New
York City public schools • Training specifically for residency in a New York City public school • Mentorship by professional teaching artists; ACJW staff; and
other staff of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music
Institute • Access to top-level professionals in the music industry including
musicians, teaching artists, presenters, journalists, and composers • Involvement in the programming of performances