Cello Fellow

July 28 - August 16
Deadline: February 15, 2020

To apply:

  • Provide a current CV.
  • Provide a single page cover letter outlining the reasons for your interest in and readiness for this program. Please address the following questions:
  • What are your personal and professional goals as an artist?
  • What role does the contemporary musician play in the community both as a musician and as a teaching artist?
  • Provide at least 2 letters of recommendation from a professor or private instructor.
  • Provide electronic recording as an mp3 file, or video as follows:
    Recordings will be evaluated through a blind screening process.
    (IMPORTANT: Please record the exact excerpts on separate tracks—music for the orchestra excerpts is available upon request)

    • I. Solo
      Any solo work (concerto, sonata, or solo); exposition only
    • II. Excerpts from the following works
      • Beethoven: Symphony No. 5, 2nd mvt
        - m. 1 – downbeat of m. 10
        - m. 49 – downbeat of m. 59
        - m. 98 – downbeat of m. 106
      • R. Strauss: Don Juan, mm. 1 – 4 m. before ‘D’
    • Create individual tracks for each required excerpt.
    • Label your sound files using the excerpt titles provided:
      Example “Violin, Smith, Rebecca, Mozart Concerto, 1st movement, exposition.”