Flute Choir at Carnegie Gala June 28-July 2, 2024
December 2, 2023 at 4:59:00 AM
Come to New York for three days to immerse yourself in music-making, together with an international group of musicians, under the tutelage of Rita D'Arcangelo, Germany/Italy.
Rehearse masterpieces by the greatest composers and perform a program on the world-renowned stage of the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Receive an archival, professional-quality video of your performance at Carnegie Hall.
Participate in an interview for media.
Tour the most well-known conservatories in the world.
Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow musicians from around the world, taking home lasting memories and friendships.
December 1, 2023 - Deadline to apply with a video of your choosing
January, 2024 - LIVE Audition (for those who are invited based on their video submission)
Broadcast on video and social platforms. Meet the Director. Streaming technology seminar in preparation for your Audition
June 28 - July 2, 2024 - rehearsals and concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City
Who can apply? There is no age restrictions. Check the repertory which this Laureate Ensemble will perform at the Carnegie Hall and make sure you are up for the challenge!
In addition to a once-in-a-life-time experience, all participants receive:
- Carnegie Hall Archival DIGITAL VIDEO of their performance (see Regulations for acceptable uses as per by Carnegie Hall rules)
Full color Concert Program brochure (digital and printed) with their short bio and picture
Complimentary Performer's ticket
Group Interview for media, broadcast on social and video platforms
Letters of recommendation and other support is provided upon request for applying for grants, colleges,
other programs, competitions, auditions
Tuition cost: $870 (travel and accommodations not included)
Inquire about affordable dorm-style accommodations in Manhattan, NY
If you require a US visa - we provide visa support and can send you confirmation documents for the US Consulate
- Submit an Application form by the DEADLINE December 1, 2023
Upload video of any piece (with or without accompaniment). YouTube link or Google Drive link
Application fee $60
Selected musicians will be invited to audition live on a public Internet broadcast* and will receive a tech session with VCHS Broadcast Engineers.
You must prepare the excerpts for the Live Audition (download below)
You will meet the Director of the Laureate Ensemble during your Live Audition.
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
Live Audition Fee $100 includes the tech preparation session with A/V and Broadcast engineers
You will be notified about your acceptance into the Laureate Ensemble at Carnegie Gala program
June 28 - Arrival, check-in, orientation
June 29 - Rehearsals and workshops 10:00-1:00; Lunch; Rehearsals and workshops 2:00-5:00
June 30 - Rehearsals and workshops, tour Juilliard School or Manhattan School of Music, or Mannes, or NYU
July 1 - Sound check at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall at 2:30pm. Concert at 7:00pm
July 2 - Depart
Program to be presented at Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Gavotte 1 and 2 from the Orchestral Suite n.3
W.A.Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
E. Grieg: from Peer Gynt Suite No.1 Morning Mood
P.I. Tschaikowsky: 2 Dances from the "Nutcracker Suite"
Joseph Russo: New pieces written especially got the Laureate Ensemble at Carnegie. Listen to Joseph Russo's music for flute here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9CAnav8bIE
You will need to prepare these Excerpts
for the LIVE Audition Round
Watch below the pieces which Directors chose for the
Laureate Ensembles at Carnegie Program
Meet the Director
First prize in numerous international competitions, she made her debut as soloist in 2011 at the Carnegie Hall in New York. She's one of the few flautists to have in repertoire the Concierto Pastoral by J. Rodrigo. She recorded for the German radios SR2, SWR and WDR, the Japanese National Television NHK and for the Vatican Radio. As a first flute she worked at the "HPAC Orchestra" and the Osaka Philarmonic Orchestra in Japan; Filharmonia Gorzowska, the United Chamber Orchestra and the Kammersolisten der Deutschen Oper Berlin. She's flute professor at the Department of Music of the German State University BTU – Cottbus, at the private University Akademie für Musik Berlin where she is also
Head of Department for Orchestral Instruments. Rita is also guest professor at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and member of the jury for the Grammy Awards of the Recording Academy USA. She regularly holds masterclasses in Japan, Europe and the U.S.A.
Rita D'Arcangelo is a Nagahara Flutes Artist and plays on a beautiful instrument crafted expressly for her by Kanichi Nagahara Graduated in flute, with honors, at the Conservatory of Music "L. D'Annunzio " in Pescara (Italy), she then graduated also at the "Royal Northern College of Music "in Manchester, “ the International Academy of Music in Milan " and " the Hochschule fuer Musik” in Mannheim. Rita studied with Sir James Galway for many years, following the masterclasses of the Weggis Flute Festival in Switzerland, where she won the gold Nagahara 14K flute headjoint in 2008 and was invited as Guest Artist in 2016 and 2019
Application Fee - $60
Live Audition Fee - $100
Tuition - $870