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Auditions

Auditions for Marlboro Music are typically held in New York City and are scheduled as positions become available, usually every-other year for string instruments, every 2-3 years for wind instruments, and annually for voice. Piano applications are accepted on a rolling basis—please see below for application requirements and information.

Note regarding Covid safety: The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center requires all guests of the Rose Studio (the hall Marlboro Music rents for auditions) to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Accordingly, all applicants will be asked to send a PDF or photo of their vaccination record to jloux@marlboromusic.org at least one week prior to their audition.

More detailed information for upcoming auditions for particular instruments/voice may be found below. Please contact Jennifer Loux (jloux@marlboromusic.org; 215-569-4690) with any questions and mention your instrument or voice type. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Bassoon | Cello | Clarinet | Double Bass | Flute | Horn | Oboe | Piano | Viola | Violin | Voice


 

BASSOON

Next Vacancy:                                      2023 Season (June 25-August 13)

Next Audition:                                     Wednesday, January 4, 2023 (New York, NY)

Application Deadline:                       November 18, 2022

Application Requirements:            Application Form (Note: at this time, no pre screening materials are required for Bassoon.)

Audition Repertoire:

    • SOLO PORTION

      Mozart, Bassoon Concerto, K. 191 (with cadenzas) AND
    • An unaccompanied solo work of your choice, written after 1970

      CHAMBER MUSIC PORTION please prepare the bassoon part for all of the following:

      Mozart, Serenade in C minor, K. 388

      Beethoven, Quintet for Piano and Winds, Op. 16 (movement II)

      Harbison, Woodwind Quintet (movements I and IV)

      Nielsen, Quintet, Op. 43 (solo variation)

  • CELLO

    Next Vacancy:                                     2023 Season (June 25-August 13)

    Next Audition:                                    January 14 and 15, 2023 (New York, NY)

    Application Deadline:                      November 18, 2022

    Application Requirements:           Application Form plus preliminary recordings of the following:

    Two contrasting works from the accompanied or unaccompanied solo repertoire (OR two substantial movements from contrasting works).

    Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, Youtube links all accepted) of all materials is preferred, and materials may be sent to jloux@marlboromusic.org

    Applicants will be scheduled for audition on the basis of their preliminary recording.

    Audition Repertoire:

      • SOLO PORTION

        First movement of one of the following works:

        Dvorak Concerto

        Schumann Concerto

        Haydn D major Concerto

        PLUS one solo work of your choice from the accompanied or unaccompanied repertoire.

        CHAMBER MUSIC PORTION

        Schubert, Piano Trio in B-flat major, D. 898, movements 1 and 2

        Berg, String Quartet, Op. 3

        Please contact Jennifer Loux with any questions: jloux@marlboromusic.org.



         

        CLARINET

        Next Vacancy:                                     2023 Season (June 25 to August 13)

        Next Audition:                                    Tuesday, January 17, 2023 (New York, NY)

        Application Deadline:                      Friday, November 18, 2022

        Application Requirements:           Application Form

        Audition Repertoire:

          • SOLO PORTION

            One unaccompanied work of choice written after 1970
          • Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 120, no. 2:  movements 1 and 2

            CHAMBER MUSIC PORTION please prepare the clarinet part for all of the following:

            Schubert, Octet in F major, D. 803: movements 1 &2

            Bartók, Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano, mov’t 1: mm. 1-26, mm. 85-end.

            Mozart, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K. 581: movements 1 and 2


        DOUBLE BASS

        Next Vacancy:                                       TBD

        Next Audition:                                     TBD

        Application Deadline:                       TBD

        Application Requirements:             Application Form

          • AUDITION REPERTOIRE

        Solo Portion

          • One Movement of choice from a Cello Suite by J.S. Bach

            AND

            One work in contrasting style, from the accompanied or unaccompanied repertoire

        Chamber Music Portion

          • Schubert, Octet in F major, D. 803: Movements 1 and 2

            AND

            Prokofiev, Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, and Strings, Op. 39: Movements 2, 3, and 6 ↑


        FLUTE

        Next Vacancy:                                        2023 Season (June 25-August 13)

        Next Audition:                                       Thursday, January 19. 2023 (New York, NY)

        Application Deadline:                        Friday, November 11, 2022

        Application Requirements:             Application Form plus preliminary videos of the following:

        1) Expositions of the first and second movements of either the G major (K. 313) OR D major (K. 314) Flute Concerto by W.A. Mozart; and

        2) Two movements in differing tempos from a contrasting work of your choice. IF presenting a one-movement work for your contrasting piece, please select something that displays the full range of your musicianship in at least two distinct tempos and moods.

        Our panel asks that any accompanied works be recorded with piano (or accompanying ensemble).

        Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, Youtube links all accepted) of all materials is preferred, and materials may be sent to jloux@marlboromusic.org.

        Applicants will be scheduled for audition on the basis of their preliminary recording. Please contact Jennifer Loux with any questions: jloux@marlboromusic.org.


        HORN

        Next Vacancy:                                      TBD

        Next Audition:                                     TBD

        Application Deadline:                       TBD

        Application Requirements:            Application Form

          • AUDITION REPERTOIRE (TBD)


        OBOE

        Next Vacancy:                                      TBD

        Next Audition:                                    TBD

        Application Deadline:                       TBD

        Application Requirements:            Application Form plus preliminary video of the following:

        1) W.A. Mozart, Oboe Quartet Mvt 2: Measures 4-20

        2) W.A. Mozart, Oboe Quartet Mvt 3: Measures 1-59 3) J.S. Bach, Aria: Ich habe genug (BWV 82): Measures 2-34 4) Villa Lobos, Quintette en forme de choros: rehearsal nos. 7-11

        Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, Youtube links all accepted) of all materials is preferred, and materials may be sent to jloux@marlboromusic.org

        Applicants will be scheduled for audition on the basis of their preliminary recording. Please contact Jennifer Loux with any questions: jloux@marlboromusic.org.

        AUDITION REPERTOIRE (TBD)


      PIANO

      Next Vacancy:                            TBD

      Next Audition:                                TBD

      Application Deadline:                 TBD

      Application Requirements:       

      Pianists are invited to audition on the basis of a preliminary recording, and are encouraged to send their materials as soon as they are available.

      To apply, please send:

      Application Form and audio or video recordings, including at least

      – One work by Haydn or Mozart
      – One complete, major work by Beethoven, Schubert, or Schumann

      Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, YouTube links all accepted) is preferred, and materials may be sent to Jennifer Loux at jloux@marlboromusic.org.

      Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about the application process (jloux@marlboromusic.org; 215-569-4690).

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      Live Audition Requirements:

            • Please prepare each of the following:

       

              • 1) One complete work by Haydn OR Mozart
                2) One complete work by Beethoven OR Schubert
                3) One Romantic (Chopin, Schumann, Mendelssohn or Brahms strongly suggested) OR 20th-Century work 

       


      VIOLA

      Next Vacancy:                                           2023 Season (June 25-August 13)

      Next Audition:                                          January 12 and 13, 2023 (New York, NY)

      Application Deadline:                            November 18, 2022

      Application Requirements:                 Application Form plus preliminary recordings of the following:

      Two contrasting works from the accompanied or unaccompanied solo repertoire (OR two substantial movements from contrasting works).

      Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, Youtube links all accepted) of all materials is preferred, and materials may be sent to jloux@marlboromusic.org

      Applicants will be scheduled for audition on the basis of their preliminary recording. Please contact Jennifer Loux with any questions: jloux@marlboromusic.org.

        Audition Repertoire:

    SOLO PORTION

      • 1) A complete work for viola and piano, or viola solo.

        AND

        2) A substantial movement from a work in a contrasting style from the above.

        (NOTE: One of the choices above should be a 20th or 21st Century composition)

    CHAMBER MUSIC PORTION

      • Mozart, Divertimento, K. 563 (movements I and IV)

        AND

        Brahms, Sextet No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 18, Viola 1 (movements I and II)↑


     

    VIOLIN

    Next Vacancy:                                            TBD

    Next Audition:                                           TBD

    Application Deadline:                             TBD

    Application Requirements:               

    Application Form plus preliminary recordings of the following:

    Two contrasting works from the accompanied or unaccompanied solo repertoire (OR two substantial movements from contrasting works).

    Electronic submission (email, Dropbox, Youtube links all accepted) of all materials is preferred, and materials may be sent to jloux@marlboromusic.org

    Applicants will be scheduled for audition on the basis of their preliminary recording. Please contact Jennifer Loux with any questions: jloux@marlboromusic.org.

      • AUDITION REPERTOIRE

    Solo Portion

      • – First movement of either Mozart Concerto 3, 4 , or 5; OR Beethoven Concerto with appropriate cadenzas.

        AND

        -One piece or substantial movement from a larger work of your choice in contrasting style from the above concerto movement.

    Chamber Music Portion

      • Bartók, String Quartet No. 3, vln 1, prima parte (to 5th bar of rehearsal 8)

        Mendelssohn, String Quartet in E minor, Op. 44 #2: Andante, both violin parts

        Schubert, Quartettsatz, vln 1: Exposition↑


    VOICE

    Next Vacancy:                                         Summer 2023

    Next Audition:                                        December 16, 2022 (New York, NY)

    Application Deadline:                         November 18, 2022

    Application Requirements:              

    Application Form and audio or video recordings, including at least three art songs, with examples in English, French, and German.

    Materials may be sent to Jennifer Loux at jloux@marlboromusic.org. 

    Audition Repertoire:

    1) A total of six songs in the following languages:

        • Two songs in German
        • Two songs in French
        • One song in English
        • One song of choice in any language

     

    and

     

    2) One aria by W.A. Mozart

     

     

     

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