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Laureate Gala Auditions
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall

Audition to perform CONCERTO or ARIA with
New York Chamber Players Orchestra

Giacomo Franci, conductor

Auditioning for current season and for 2024-25 concert season at Carnegie
Applications are now OPEN for Spring '24
DEADLINE to apply - March 1, 2024

Concert Dates:
November 24, 2024, at 1:00pm
November 26, 2024, at 7:00pm
February 17, 2025, at 7:00pm
February 20, 2025, at 7:00pm
April 30, 2025, at 7:00pm
June 28, 2025, at 1:00pm
June 30, 2025, at 7:00pm

To apply to perform solo and ensemble pieces click here

Call for scores click here

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Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall 

Concert Dates:
November 24, 2024, at 1:00pm
November 26, 2024, at 7:00pm
February 17, 2025, at 7:00pm
February 20, 2025, at 7:00pm
April 30, 2025, at 7:00pm
June 28, 2025, at 1:00pm
June 30, 2025, at 7:00pm

Apply with a video

Selected musicians are invited to the

LIVE ONLINE AUDITION

Concertos and Arias with Orchestra 
Applications must be submitted by March 1, 2024 at 11:59PM EST (23:59)

 

Winners receive

  •  A Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of  performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)

  • Medals; Certificates

  • Full color brochure (digital and printed)

  • Complimentary tickets

  • Winners will be interviewed by Steve Robinson, a world renowned producer of classical music radio shows

  • Photos

  • 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 Finalists and their teachers will receive a certificate of merit.

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General Infrmtion
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DATES & DEADLINES

  • March 1, 2024 Completed Application, preliminary video, and fee are DUE*

  • March 22-24, 2024 - Live virtual Auditions via Internet TV Broadcast 

*See FEES section for applicable Audition fees

Dates and Deadlines
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Live Virtual Auditions

March 22-24, 2024


Selected musicians will be invited to audition live on a public Internet broadcast* and will receive a tech session with VCHS Broadcast Engineers
 

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 prepare required technical setup

*See FEES section for applicable Audition fees

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Live Auditions
Steve Robinson, Host
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Gala Laureates

INTERVIEWS WITH STEVE ROBINSON

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.org. 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.

Interviews
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"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

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Repertory

Standard instrumental and vocal repertoire of all periods, including contemporary, Opera/Oratorio, “Crossover."

Refer to the Sample List of Concertos and Arias. If your Concerto/Aria is not listed, please write to us to get it approved by New York Chamber Players Orchestra

  • Memorization is not required but is strongly encouraged for all soloists.

  • One movement of a Concerto, a complete Aria, a one-movement composition, an instrumental showpiece are accepted

  • Contemporary compositions in non-traditional forms are accepted*

  • Reduced-score versions of orchestration accepted*

*For works not readily available in public domain candidates must provide full score and orchestral parts

Repertoire
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Age Groups and Categories

AGE DIVISIONS:

7 years old or younger

8-10 years old

11-14 years old

15-18 years old

Collegiate

Amateur Adult (19 and up)

Professional

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iClassical Academy

AWARDS

iClassical Academy provides Recognition Awards

to Winners and Participants of Carnegie Gala Auditions

We believe that anyone, at any time, should have access to the wonderfully beautiful world of music

Our mission is to provide new generations of musicians, from any part of the world, the possibility to improve their skills and enjoy a wide audience

iClassical Academy is based in Switzerland

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Judges provide immediate on-air feedback to participants during the Live Audition stage.

To learn more about the Judges, and to see their bios click here

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Judges
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Fees*

Application fee

  • $50 per soloist

Live Audition fee (if selected based on video submission)

  • $200 

Fee includes a group Technology preparation session 

Performance/production costs (if selected to perform at the Gala) depend on the type of presentation and the length of performance segment.

Fees
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