All applicants in bassoon, clarinet, composition, conducting, double bass, flute, piano, trombone, trumpet, tuba, violin, voice, and opera are required to submit screening materials online in order to be considered for an invitation to audition in person. There is a $100 screening fee (in addition to the $150 application fee), payable to Curtis to complete the application. If the applicant is invited for live audition, this screening fee will apply as credit towards the $150 audition fee (due by the department's audition date).
Applicants must submit a video recording containing the following:
Applicants may submit scores and accompanying recordings for up to three compositions. Submissions of orchestral and large-ensemble compositions are encouraged but are not required.
Applicants must submit a high-quality audio-visual recording by December 12, 2018 as follows:
Applicants should prepare a five- to ten-minute video recording of a work (or works) that best exhibits their skills. The choice should be similar to, but not limited to, the full Double Bass audition repertoire.
Applicants should prepare a video recording of (at least) one movement from each of three contrasting pieces. Works with piano (or other instrumental) accompaniment should be performed with piano accompaniment.
Applicants should prepare video recordings (keyboard in view) of the following. Movements may be individual recordings, but each movement should be one uninterrupted recording.
Applicants should prepare video recordings (unaccompanied) of the following. Each work should be one uninterrupted recording.
Applicants should prepare a video recording between 10 and 15 minutes in length containing the following:
Applicants should prepare video recordings (unaccompanied) of the following. Each work may be recorded separately.
Applicants should submit a video (recorded in 2018) of the following. Movements may be individual recordings, but each movement should be one uninterrupted recording; please include at least one slow tempo movement:
Applicants should prepare an audio or video recording of three repertoire selections that show contrast in musical styles and tempos: songs or opera arias for undergraduate program applicants and only opera arias for the graduate program. The recording for screening should include accompaniment. Please make certain the recording is of good quality, as the granting of a live audition will depend upon this. Applicants will be notified of decisions regarding live auditions by mid-January.