Please check  back  in the next couple of months for the 2022 Audition Requirements

How to Apply for the 2021 Virual Festival

1. Fill out your application form. See "Apply Now" button to your right (or below if  on your mobile). You will be asked to pay the application fee of $25 then it will take you to the application. 

2. Make your unlisted Youtube video and email to your instrument mentor. Audition requirements and emails are below for each instrument.

3. If accepted into the virtual program tuition is $75. 

Please email us if you have any questions about this process. hotspringsmusicfestival@gmail.com

Age Requirement: Collegiate and pre-professional level, as well as advanced high school students. 

2021 Audition Requirements

Violin Audition Requirements

5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the violin mentor Annie Chalex Boyle to achalexboyle@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Viola Audition Requirements

Exposition of Bartok, Walton, Hindemith der Schwanendreher or Stamitz concerto and three excerpts.

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the viola mentor Ann Marie Brink at ABrink1@depaul.edu

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Cello Audition Requirements

​5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the cello mentor David Schepps at daveschepps@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Bass Audition Requirements

5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the bass mentor Kevin Mauldin at kevinm60@comcast.net

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Horn Audition Requirements

Solo of your choice

1 minute maximum

Beethoven, Sym. No.8

Movement III: Pickups to mm. 45-78 (take the repeat).

Horn 2 in F

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the horn mentor Caroline Kinsey at carokinsey@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Bass Trombone Audition Requirements

All Excerpts are Trombone 3 unless specified.

 

Bach: Sarabande from Suite No. 5 in c minor, no repeats

Berlioz:  Hungarian March: 6 measures before ‘4’ through four measures after ‘5’’  

Schumann: Symphony No.3 “Rhenish”; Fourth Movement, beginning through 3 measures after A; 7 measures after A through 5 measures before the 3/2-time signature.

Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries; pickup to ‘6’ through 3 measures after ‘7’

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the trombone and tuba mentor James Decker at jdeck911@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Percussion Audition Requirements

Suggested audition recording should consist of a combination of excerpts and    Bach on marimba, totaling between 5 and 10 minutes 

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the percussion mentor Matt McClung at matt_mcclung@yahoo.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Piano Audition Requirements

List solo and chamber works that you have studied and/or performed during past four years, as well as large ensemble experience, if any.

 

Audition repertoire:

Two solo pieces of contrasting styles and periods

1-2 movements of chamber music repertoire

 

Total duration should not exceed 30 minutes. Selections should represent both a range of musical styles and the applicant's technical level.

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the piano mentor Nataliya Sukhina at hotspringsmusicfestival@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Flute Audition Requirements

 

 

Brahms Symphony No. 4 - Mvt IV, flute I - m. 89-105

Mozart Concerto in G major - exposition only (without piano)

One more standard orchestral excerpt of your choice (flute or piccolo)

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the flute mentor Ginny Kunzer at virginiabroffitt@yahoo.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Oboe Audition Requirements

Exposition of Mozart Concerto

First mov. excerpt from Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin

2nd mov excerpt from Brahms Violin Concerto

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video to hotspringsmusicfestival@gmail.com  

  2. Please include your resume with your video.

Clarinet Audition Requirements

5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the clarinet mentor Ozzy Molina at omolina@as.ua.edu

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Bassoon Audition Requirements

 5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the bassoon mentor Nathan Koch at nkoch@unl.edu

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Trumpet Audition Requirements

5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the trumpet mentor Scott Moore at memphistrumpet@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Tenor Trombone Audition Requirements

Solo of your choice – up to 2 minutes, accompaniment not required
 

All Excerpts are Trombone 2 unless specified.

 

Mozart: Requiem. Tuba Mirum 

Berlioz: Hungarian March, 6 measures before ‘4’ through 2 measures after ‘5’

Saint-Saens:  Symphony # 3 “Organ” (Trombone 1) Movement I – ‘Q’ through 3 measures before ‘R’

Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries (Trombone I), pickup to ‘6’ through 3 measures after ‘7’

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the trombone and tuba mentor James Decker at jdeck911@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Tuba Audition Requirements

Solo of your choosing – play up to 2 minutes of your selection.

 

Berlioz: Hungarian March; ‘4’ through four measures after ‘5’

Gershwin:  American in Paris; solo, four measures after ‘67’ to ‘68’

Mahler:  Symphony No. 1; Third Movement, Seventh measure after ‘2’ through 3 measures before ‘4’

Wagner, Ride of the Valkyries; pickup to ‘11’ through the downbeat of 5 measures after ‘12’

 

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the trombone and tuba mentor James Decker at jdeck911@gmail.com

  2. Please include your resume with your email.

Harp Audition Requirements

5-10 minutes of what you feel best represents your musical abilities

 

  1. Please send your video as an unlisted Youtube video directly to the harp mentor Deborah Fleisher at fleisherd@bellsouth.net

  2. Please include your resume with your email.