APPRENTICE EDUCATION

Application deadline extended to March 15, 2016!

THE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

JULY 18 – JULY 31, 2016

A key part of the Festival is our Apprenticeship Program, a summer residential program for students and young professionals. It is an intensive exploration of chamber music from the Classical and Romantic era on period instruments through both coachings from and collaborations with some of the world’s leading experts in early music, with an emphasis on performance.

The Program's 2016 Faculty will be Elizabeth Blumenstock, Monica Huggett, Eric Hoeprich, Tanya Tomkins, and Eric Zivian.

For Valley of the Moon Music Festival's 2016 season, we are accepting 5 Apprentices—2 violinists, 1 violist, 1 cellist, and 1 keyboardist.

REQUIREMENTS:

You must be an advanced music student (undergraduate level and above) or young professional musician. You must be at least 18 years old, and while there is no age limit we envision the Apprentices to be from 18-30 years old. You do not need to have experience on period instruments - although such experience is welcome – but you must be willing to put gut strings on your instrument and tune them to A = 430, or play on the fortepianos to be provided.

The residential Apprenticeship program is from July 18th to July 31st, 2016. Students are advised to arrive on July 17th. We will provide you with housing in Sonoma, but meals are not included. Apprentices are asked to assist with concerts that they do not perform in.

THE PROGRAM INCLUDES:

  • Private coaching sessions
  • Each Apprentice will perform in an Apprentice Ensemble
  • Apprentice Ensemble coaching sessions from faculty artists
  • Apprentice Ensemble rehearsals
  • Each Apprentice will be assigned to rehearse and perform alongside faculty musicians in a Festival concert

TUITION:

Tuition is $700 for the 2016 summer program. Some financial assistance in the form of work-study opportunities (librarian and festival driving) is available. If you are requesting financial aid, include a statement of need in your application.

APPLICATION:

The application includes your biography (1-2 paragraphs), your statement of interest in period instruments and historic performance, and a recording of your playing. We would like a link to your music online, or email us an mp3 file of a roughly 10-minute recording of you playing 2 pieces of Classical and/or Romantic chamber music on period or modern instruments. Two contrasting selections are encouraged. Selections should be chosen so that we can clearly hear the qualities of your own playing as well as how you collaborate with your colleagues.

Apprentices will be notified of their acceptance, as well as their assigned repertoire, by March 30th, 2017. Please submit any questions to apprenticeship@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.

Submit your application below. Include your name and instrument in any attachments. There is an application fee of $25, payable online via PayPal. We cannot consider you for admission without receiving the application fee.

TUITION:

Tuition is $700 for the 2016 summer program. Some financial assistance in the form of work-study opportunities (librarian and festival driving) is available. If you are requesting financial aid, include a statement of need in your application.

APPLICATION:

The application includes your biography (1-2 paragraphs), your statement of interest in period instruments and historic performance, and a recording of your playing. We would like a link to your music online, or email us an mp3 file of a roughly 10-minute recording of you playing 2 pieces of Classical and/or Romantic chamber music on period or modern instruments. Two contrasting selections are encouraged. Selections should be chosen so that we can clearly hear the qualities of your own playing as well as how you collaborate with your colleagues.

All materials must be received by February 28, 2016. Apprentices will be notified of their acceptance, as well as their assigned repertoire, by March 15th, 2016. Please submit any questions to apprenticeship@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org.

Submit your application below. Include your name and instrument in any attachments. There is an application fee of $25, payable online via PayPal. We cannot consider you for admission without receiving the application fee.

APPLY NOW:

Full Name:

Email:

Phone:

Instrument:

How did you hear about the Program?

Links to your 2 performance samples (YouTube, Dropbox, Google folder, etc.) If this is not available, please send a separate email with your recordings as attachments to apprenticeship@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org with the subject "Name, instrument":

 

APPLY NOW:

Name:

Email:

Phone:

Instrument:

Links to your 2 performance samples (YouTube, Dropbox, Google folder, etc.) If this is not available, please send a separate email with your recordings as attachments to apprenticeship@valleyofthemoonmusicfestival.org with the subject "Name, instrument":

Your biography:

Describe your interest in playing on period instruments and/or Classical & Romantic music:

If you would like to request financial assistance, please state your need.

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