Calling All Musicians: Audition for LIU Post’s 2014 Chamber Music Festival
Festival offers three weeks of performance and educational opportunities for talented music students, young professionals, and music educators
Sarah DeCamp,Associate Director of Public Relations
The 33rd summer season of the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival will hold auditions starting on Sunday, April 27, with additional audition dates on May 4, 5, 18, and 19, and June 1, 2, 15, and 16. The three-week festival offers participants the opportunity to study and perform in a rich musical environment festival and will be held this summer from July 14 through Aug. 1.
There are various categories of participation, including an Artistry Program for young professionals and established chamber ensembles; a Performance Program for college and conservatory musicians; an Advanced Program for students ages 15 to 18; and a Seminar Program for students ages 9 to 14. In addition, the festival includes an Advancement of Chamber Music Program for music educators, who are interested in developing chamber music programs at their schools, or who are interested in expanding existing programs.
The Pierrot Consort, the faculty ensemble-in-residence at LIU Post, participates in the festival, with special guest artists, including Larry Dutton, a violist with the Emerson String Quartet. The primary focus of the festival is the study and performance of standard instrumental chamber music, including string quartets, woodwind quintets, and mixed chamber ensembles. Also included are a series of instrumental and performance master classes, a concerto competition, chamber orchestras, and a series of public concerts at Hillwood Recital Hall and Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, featuring The Pierrot Consort and guest artists, the Festival Chamber Orchestra, and other participants.
In addition, the festival includes musicianship classes, individual master classes, chamber music performance classes, and a conducting program. Conducting participants attend master classes, receive training with the Conductors’ Ensemble and actively observe rehearsals of the Festival Chamber Orchestra.
Participation in the festival is available on a non-credit basis or participants may elect to earn undergraduate or graduate credits for participation. High school students may earn college credit through the High School Enrichment Program. Scholarships, fellowships, and Tilles Scholar Awards are available. The non-refundable application/audition fee is $40, and program fees and tuition vary with scheduled participation and programs.
To schedule an audition, or for more information, call the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival at 516-299-2103 or visit liu.edu/post/chambermusic to download an application and the 2014 Festival Information Booklet.
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