Laureate Gala Auditions
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Open to All Instrumentalists, Vocalists, Ensembles & Composers
Audition to perform Concerto or Aria with
New York Chamber Players Orchestra
Giacomo Franci, conductor
Audition as a Soloist, Duo, Chamber Ensemble, Large Ensemble (up to 20 performers), or Composer
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall — June 20, 2023
Concerto rehearsals in New York City — June 18 & 19, 2023.
Performer interviews with Steve Robinson in New York City — June 19, 2023.
Apply with a video
Selected musicians are invited to the
LIVE ONLINE AUDITION
SOLOISTS, DUOS, TRIOS, & VARIOUS CHAMBER ENSEMBLES MAY AUDITION
COMPOSERS SUBMIT SCORES
ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MARCH 19, 2023 AT 11:59PM (23:59) EASTERN STANDARD TIME.
A Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)
Full color brochure (digital and printed)
Winners will be interviewed by Steve Robinson, a world renowned producer of classical music radio shows
Letters of recommendation and other support
(provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,
other programs and competitions)
Professional Portfolio packets available upon request
All performers and their teachers will receive a certificate of merit.
DATES & DEADLINES
• Deadline EXTENDED! Apply by April 2, 2023@11:59pm Eastern Standard Time - completed Application, preliminary video, and fee are DUE*
• APRIL 29, 30 & May 1 - Live online Auditions
• MAY 2 - Audition Results Announced
• JUNE 18 & 19 - Rehearsals with New York Chamber Players Orchestra in New York City
• JUNE 19 - Performers' Interviews in New York City
• JUNE 20 @ 7:00pm EST - Laureate Gala
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall LIVE and in person
April 29, 30, & May 1
Selected musicians will be invited to audition live on a public Internet broadcast*
NOT APPLICABLE TO LARGE ENSEMBLES & COMPOSERS
Live auditions are judged in real time.
Judges provide participants with immediate on-air feedback.
During the live audition participants will be able to speak with Judges.
• The judges’ decisions are final and may not be contested.
• To participate in the live online auditions, each musician must use a desktop or laptop, webcam, microphone, high speed internet service.
NOTE: Phone, iPad, Mac Mini, or Netbook WILL NOT work well on our auditions platform. Use of these devices may result in poor quality production and possibly disqualification.
• Live online auditions will be produced by Virtual Concert Halls. All musicians will be required to attend a tech and sound check session with our Production Team prior to auditioning.
PLEASE READ THE TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS SET BY VIRTUAL CONCERT HALLS BEFORE SIGNING UP FOR YOUR AUDITION.
• An official announcement of the selected musicians will take place on May 14, 2023.
*See FEES section for applicable Audition fees
INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE ROBINSON
JUNE 19 in New York City
Steve Robinson is an American radio manager, producer and executive producer. He has held senior management positions with numerous American radio stations, including WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network/Chicago, WBUR/Boston, WGBH/Boston, WCRB/Boston, KPFA/Berkeley, WBGO/Newark, Vermont Public Radio and Nebraska Public Radio Network.ork. Robinson served as general manager of the statewide Nebraska Public Radio Network (1990-2000) and WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network from 2000 until October 2016.
A 50-year radio veteran, he has produced programs ranging from classical music documentaries to public affairs programs and has directed over 100 on-air pledge drives.
In 1984, he co-founded AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, a service organization to assist independent radio producers in the United States. Robinson wrote AIR’s first two successful grants from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
"It is very important to have the audience participate in this competition! It engages the listener and encourages our wonderfully talented contestants.
I am delighted to co-found the James Adler Audience Favorite Award for the Sound Espressivo Global Music Competition. Sit back, listen, enjoy -- and please vote!"
~James Adler, Pianist and Composer
Photo: Frank Gimpaya
Standard instrumental and vocal repertoire of all periods, including contemporary, Jazz, Art Songs, Opera/Oratorio, “Crossover”, Golden Age Musical Theatre.
Refer to the Sample List of Concertos. If your Concerto/Aria is not listed, please write to us for get it approved by New York Chamber Players Orchestra
Memorization is not required but is strongly encouraged for all soloists.
Individual movements taken from larger works are acceptable
Simplified arrangements and incomplete movements are not accepted
Composers submit a PDF copy of their score(s). No recording required
Ensembles may include any of traditional classical instrumentation. If including piano, no preparation or modification may be made to it.