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Application

Application process

Deadlines

The application deadline is April 1, 2020. Applicants will be notified by April 13 whether they have been accepted into the program as well as whether they will be able to receive a period instrument. Roles and chamber music repertoire will be assigned and the parts will be distributed on May 1.

Policies & Fees

The fee structure for the institute is as follows:

Application fee: $50 (waived for OCU students)

Tuition: $550 per week ($450 for OCU students)

(Optional) OCU accommodation: $240 per week

(Optional) OCU cafeteria meal plan: $240 per week

The $50 application fee will be due upon application on April 1. Applicants who do not make it into the program will have their application fee refunded to them by April 15. The full tuition will be due on April 15 for those who do make it into the program. Successful applicants will also have to indicate by April 15 whether they will be using OCU housing/meal plans.

Audition requirements

Applicants should upload their audition videos to YouTube (they can be classified as “unlisted”, if so desired) and enter the links on the online application form page. The audition requirements are as follows:

Harpsichord

Three different Baroque dance suite movements with contrasting meters and characters. Music may be performed on the piano if applicant has no access to a harpsichord.

Upper strings

Two contrasting Baroque works or movements of choice that feature you prominently (e.g., an unaccompanied or duo sonata, concerto, etc.) Works such as trio sonatas are acceptable if you feel the recording is a good demonstration of your playing.

If desired, one Baroque selection may be replaced with one from the Renaissance (e.g., an ornamented vocal work) or from the Classical era before 1780.

Solo works like concertos may be played unaccompanied; but chamber works, if submitted, should be played in their full scoring.

Candidates with experience on and access to period instruments are encouraged to use a period instrument.

Lower strings

  1. One solo work or movement of choice from the Baroque or Classical era. Concertos may be played unaccompanied.
  2. One work of Baroque chamber music in which you play the basso continuo line. If possible, this recording should feature the full scoring of the work in question; if this is not possible, it is acceptable to play only the bass line unaccompanied.

Plucked strings

TBA

Voice

Three different songs or arias from the Baroque era or earlier sung in the original language. Two languages must be represented, with at least one selection in English.

Application Form