The Audience Engagement Intensive is a tuition-free, eight-day workshop series for preformed chamber ensembles interested in expanding their ability to connect with audiences of all kinds.
Ensemble Connect welcomes applications from preformed chamber ensembles of any genre or instrumentation consisting of three to six players whose members will all be 18 years old or older by the time of the Audience Engagement Intensive.
June 4–11, 2019
The Audience Engagement Intensive will be held in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing located at 154 West 57th Street in Manhattan.
The Audience Engagement Intensive is tuition free, and there is no application fee.
The ensemble must have 30 minutes of performance-ready repertoire prepared prior to the Audience Engagement Intensive.
Musicians who are not US citizens must already be in the US on an F or O visa.
Each participant will need to be able to understand and speak English comfortably and will be expected to incorporate speaking elements into performances at the end of the week.
Applications will be evaluated based on the ensemble’s technical ability, musicianship, passion for audience engagement, and curiosity to learn.
No. We understand that not everyone has the means to provide a professional video recording, and our goal is to make this program accessible to all who wish to apply. As long as the ensemble is clearly visible and audible, your audition will be judged on its musical merits and not its production value. Most auditions (including successful auditions) are recorded using basic home video equipment.
Each day of the Audience Engagement Intensive will be a daylong commitment from approximately 10 AM to 8 PM. The exact schedule will be available by May 1, 2019. Audience Engagement Intensive participants will have access to practice spaces in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing between 10 AM and 10 PM.
The Audience Engagement Intensive’s workshops will focus on
The Audience Engagement Intensive will culminate in an
Ensembles will leave the Audience Engagement Intensive with a
Each ensemble will have an interactive performance coach who is an alum of Ensemble Connect. Workshops will be led by leaders in the field, and examples of previous workshop faculty are:
Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for 18 of the finest young professional classical musicians in the US that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership. It offers top-quality performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner throughout the fellowship with a New York City public school.
The Audience Engagement Intensive draws on the training in audience engagement that Ensemble Connect fellows receive through their professional development.