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AUDITION FORUM

Published On:

Jul 1, 2024

United States

500 17th Street Miami Beach, FL 33139

Now Announcing:

New World Symphony

Timpani

Application Deadline:

July 22, 2024

Auditions Begin:

August 26, 2024

Overview

Salary/Wages:

About this opportunity:

Percussionists and Timpanist

New World Symphony is pleased to announce timpani auditions for a fellowship beginning in September, 2024.


  • You may apply online at https://app.getacceptd.com/nws. The deadline will be July 22, 2024 and there will be an application fee of $35.00. 

  • NWS will not provide copies of audition excerpts or solos. 

  • After the NWS audition panel reviews your video, select musicians will be invited to come to Miami for a final audition on August 26, 2024.  These invitations and all other results will be emailed on August 5, 2024.  Musicians will be asked to play from the complete repertoire list during the final round(s) in Miami found here: https://www.nws.edu/admissions/application-process/audition-repertoire/

  • These live auditions will include an interview as well as performance.  More information will be sent to those who are invited. 

  • Only musicians currently enrolled in or graduated from a degree program will be considered for live or live virtual auditions. You can audition for the New World Symphony at any time during your studies, but you cannot be considered for a NWS fellowship until you have completed your present course of study. A baccalaureate (bachelor’s) degree or the equivalent is required of all NWS Fellows. Doctoral students must have completed their residency requirements to be considered for a fellowship.  All new Fellows must have transcripts of their most recent degree sent to NWS. You are not required to have your bachelor’s degree in music in order to apply.

  • Invitations to join the NWS program as a Fellow are extended on a season-by-season basis for up to three seasons, at the sole discretion of NWS and with the understanding that a Fellow’s participation in the program is subject to ongoing review by designated members of the Musician Advancement department.

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE PRE-SCREENING VIDEO:REPERTOIRE FOR TIMPANI PRE-SCREENING ROUND IS AS FOLLOWS:


Barber: Medea’s Meditation and Dance of Vengeance (Rehearsal 28 - 32)

Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra: 4th movement (ms. 42-51)

Beet. 9: 1st movement Coda (19 after R to end)

Strauss: Burleske (beg. to ms. 21)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4, 1st movement (S to U)

Video recordings must meet the following criteria:

  • Recordings must be played in one continuous, unedited segment

  • Video must be from a single video camera, with the same shot for the entire video.

  • Any indication that there has been editing or that recording equipment was paused/stopped between excerpts will result in the disqualification of the applicant.

  • In order to create a more even playing field, do not use any kind of enhanced reverberation, sound limiters, or audio filters when recording your video.

Some advice for getting the best video possible:

  • We strongly recommend you view your recording all the way through before submitting it.

  • Record in a quiet space with no background noise present. If you're at home, make sure you're away from noisy appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners.

  • Ensure your microphone is 10-20 feet away from you with the microphone facing you.

For questions about the NWS' application process or pre-screening video, please email admissions@nws.edu

Currently, New World Symphony has no openings for percussion but you may add your name to our contact list by emailing admissions@nws.edu and you will be notified the next time one of these fellowship becomes available.



Resources

Repertoire List
Audition Info
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