Rising Stars Audition - Strings Conservatorium Open Academy

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Rising Stars Audition - Strings

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Instruments welcome to apply: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Classical Guitar.

Please join the waiting list to be notified when audition dates are opened.

Applications are invited from students who have been playing their instrument for at least three years and are over the age of 6.

Round One – Video recording
Applicants are required to present two pieces of different styles, showing a range of musical and technical skill in one continuous video without editing or cuts to the video. Both pieces should be performed consecutively. The recording should be no longer than 10 minutes total with pieces performed one after the other, and recorded within the last two months. The applicant should be visible, and hands clearly displayed throughout the video. In the interest of fairness and consistency, Piano accompaniment is not permitted.

Videos are to be uploaded to YouTube as an unlisted video, with the student’s name and age in the title. The works being performed should be listed in the description box, including composer’s name, and the timing at which each piece starts. Please then email your url links to [email protected]. If the video is not received by the closing date listed, the applicant will not progress further and the fee will not be refunded.

Round Two: Live audition
Students who were successful in Round One will be required to perform at a live audition currently scheduled for Sunday 5th November between the hours of 10am-6pm, pending applications.

Students should play two contrasting works; a study and a piece are recommended. Students can reuse the pieces from Round One.

Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment
In addition to the instrumental audition, all successful applicants will be required to sit a Music Skills Diagnostic Assessment. Attendance at this assessment is compulsory for all successful applicants. The assessment is used to determine the appropriate level of Music Skills class for each student. The result of this assessment has no impact on whether or not the student is offered a place.

The Music Skills Assessment Date will be sent to successful applicants

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