YOUNG ADULT | CARNEGIE HALL
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.
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:
- A nomination or recommendation from a music professional (see above),
- An application form and deposit,
- A performer biography,
- 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
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