Violin Fellows

July 28 - August 16
Deadline: February 15, 2020

(Two positions open)

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
      19th or 20th Century Violin Concerto of your choosing – 1st movement; exposition only
    • II. Excerpts from the following works
      • Richard Strauss, Don Juan (first page; beginning to 9 m. before D)
        Felix Mendelssohn, Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo (1st page; beginning to 7 m. after 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.”