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YOUNG ADULT | CARNEGIE HALL

Selection Process

College-aged and young adult singers are invited to apply for selection into the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. Applications are adjudicated by the expert music professionals from the Honors Selection Board.

Selection of Finalists


Selected Finalists receive the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with and learn from a renowned conductor as they prepare for and perform at a truly world-class venue – Carnegie Hall. In a special performance, students perform for New York concert-going patrons, educators, and family.

In most cases, qualified musicians are invited to apply after having been nominated by a music teacher familiar with their accomplishments. Given that not all music professionals are aware of the opportunity to nominate, musicians are also given the opportunity to self-nominate and apply. Applicants who wish to self-nominate must, therefore, additionally include a recommendation from a music professional as part of their application submission.

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Application Requirements

The 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series will feature rising young singers between 18 and 25 years old. Eligible applicants will have graduated high school or, in the case of international applicants, will have completed their school leaving examinations between 2014 and 2020. Applicants must submit a completed application, which includes:

  1. A nomination or recommendation from a music professional (see above),
  2. An application form and deposit,
  3. A performer biography,
  4. A 3- to 5-minute audition recording.

Instruments and Voice Parts

The 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall will feature a distinguished mixed choir. Past Honors Choirs have featured sopranos, altos, tenors, and basses. All parts are encouraged to apply.

Instrumentalists are encouraged to apply for the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

Evaluation Process and Selection of Finalists

All completed applications received will be reviewed by our expert Board of professional musicians to select the Finalists for the Honors Performance Series.

  • All applicants will be notified by email on approximately October 21, 2020, regarding their application status for the 2021 Young Adult Honors Performance Series. Following review by our Selection Board, applicants are placed into one of three categories: Finalist (selected to perform), First Runner-up (waitlisted), or Deferred (not accepted and not waitlisted).
  • Selected Finalists should expect to receive the selected music for preparation by the end of December 2020.
  • Should any Finalist cancel their participation, a First Runner-up will be offered the opportunity to fill the empty seat.
Working and learning from Dr. Redding was fantastic and fun. I learned so much from him as a fellow educator and would like to keep in touch with him throughout my professional career.

Victoria
Finalist

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