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YOUNG ADULT | CARNEGIE HALL

Selection Process

College-aged and young adult instrumentalists 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 professional 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 2019 Young Adult Honors Performance Series will feature rising young instrumentalists 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 2012 and 2018. 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. And a 3- to 5-minute audition recording.

Instruments and Voice Parts

The 2019 Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall will feature a distinguished instrumental ensemble (format TBD). All parts are encouraged to apply.

Previous instrumental ensembles required the following instruments: bassoons, cellos, clarinets (including Bb, Eb, and bass), string basses, euphoniums, flutes, French horns, harps, oboes, percussion, pianos, saxophones (including alto, tenor, and baritone), trombones, tubas, violas, and violins. Should a student apply for a part that is not utilized, a full refund will be sent.

Accepted Finalists are assigned to an ensemble based upon the recommendation of our Selection Board to satisfy balance requirements for each ensemble, as well as to maintain an equally high level of musicality for all ensembles. The Series cannot guarantee that, if accepted, applicants will be placed into a specific ensemble.

Vocalists are encouraged to apply for the Young Adult Honors Performance Series at Sydney Opera House.

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 31, 2018, regarding their application status for the 2018 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 2018.
  • 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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