Instrumental applicants can apply for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, and tuba.
Applicants for the Instrumental Program are required to submit one solo recording (with or without accompaniment) of a concerto, sonata, or etude. A second recording of the applicant performing in a chamber ensemble is recommended, though not required. Should an applicant not have a solo recording, two chamber ensemble entries will suffice. Recordings should be no more than two years old.
Applicants will provide their Name, Address, Phone number, Email Address, Date of Birth, Education, Instrument Type, Current Applied Teacher, Previous Applied Teachers, Web Address, Resume, and Audition Materials via the online form provided below.
One letter of recommendation is required and should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All application materials including YouTube links, audio files, scores, and resume must be submitted via a single link to an approved file sharing site such as Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, or iCloud. For questions regarding submitting via file sharing visit the application section of the FAQ page.
Resumes may be submitted as PDF or Word Document files only, and should include the applicant’s first and last name and program of interest.
Video auditions need to be submitted as YouTube links, and audio auditions should be submitted as MP3 files. File name should include the applicant’s first and last name, program of interest, and the creation date of the recording. (Example: Emily Brown_Chamber Music Program_08/16.MP3)
All applicants should receive an initial response in 3-5 business days.
An application fee of $35 is required for submission.
Scholarships are available, and will be awarded up to $1,500 to select applicants. For those applicants that are interested in applying for scholarship, a brief scholarship application essay of no more than 500 words answering the question, “What are your career goals, and how would a scholarship to the Vienna Summer Music Festival help you achieve those goals?”, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of the applicant’s unofficial transcripts (if applicable), should be sent in addition to application materials. The subject line should contain the applicant’s first and last name, program of interest, and the text “Scholarship Essay.”
Interested applicants will receive scholarship funds based upon their submitted audition materials and essay.
Scholarship Application Requirements:
1) 500 word Scholarship Essay answering, “What are your career goals, and how would a scholarship to the Vienna Summer Music Festival help you achieve those goals?”
2) A letter of scholarship recommendation (separate from general application letter of recommendation)
3) A copy of unofficial transcripts (If applicable)
All scholarship application materials should be emailed to email@example.com.
Letters of recommendation can be emailed by the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org.