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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:                                      Anticipated Summer 2023

Next Audition:                                     TBD

Application Deadline:                       TBD

Application Requirements:            Application Form plus preliminary recordings TBD


CELLO

Next Vacancy:                                     Anticipated summer 2023

Next Audition:                                    TBD

Application Deadline:                      TBD

Application Requirements:           Application Form plus preliminary recordings TBD


CLARINET

Next Vacancy:                                     2022 Season (June 26 to August 14)

Next Audition:                                    Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Application Deadline:                      Friday, November 19, 2021

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:                                       2022 Season (June 26 to August 14)

Next Audition:                                     Friday, January 14, 2022

Application Deadline:                       Friday, November 19, 2021

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:                                        Anticipated summer 2023

Next Audition:                                       TBD

Application Deadline:                        TBD

Application Requirements:             Application Form plus preliminary recordings TBD


HORN

Next Vacancy:                                      2022 Season (June 26 to August 14)

Next Audition:                                     Monday, January 3, 2022

Application Deadline:                       Friday, November 19, 2021

Application Requirements:            Application Form

    • AUDITION REPERTOIRE

      Two solo works of your choice, to include the following:

      1. One unaccompanied contemporary piece

      2. One work with piano accompaniment (or orchestra reduction for piano), for example, one of the following: R. Schumann, Adagio and Allegro, Op. 70; L. van Beethoven, Sonata for Horn and Piano, Op. 17; The concertos of W.A. Mozart or R. Strauss

      In addition, please prepare the horn part for both of the following chamber music works: Brahms, Trio in E-flat major, Op. 40; Mozart, Quintet in E-flat major, K. 407 ↑


OBOE

Next Vacancy:                                      2022 Season (June 26 to August 14)

Next Audition:                                    Sunday, January 9, 2022

Application Deadline:                       Friday, November 19, 2021

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

One unaccompanied solo work of your choice, written after 1970

    • PLUS the oboe part for the following:

      Mozart, Quartet for Oboe and Strings, K. 370 (368b)

      Schumann, First Romance from Drei Romanzen, Op. 94

      J.S. Bach, Cantata BWV 82, Ich habe genug, Aria (1st movement)

      Villa Lobos, Quintette en forme de choros: rehearsal nos. 7 to 11 ↑ 


PIANO

Next Vacancy:                            Anticipated Summer 2023

Next Audition:                                Monday, January 17, 2022 [Boston, MA]

Application Deadline:                 December 10, 2021

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:                                           Summer 2023

Next Audition:                                          TBD

Application Deadline:                            TBD

Application Requirements:                 Application Form plus preliminary recordings TBD


VIOLIN

Next Vacancy:                                            Summer 2022

Next Audition:                                           January 15-16, 2022

Application Deadline:                             November 19, 2021

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 (Soprano, Tenor, and Baritone/Bass-Baritone)

Next Vacancy:                                         Summer 2022

Next Audition:                                        December 16, 2021

Application Deadline:                         November 19, 2021

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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