Audition Requirements by Program

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Vocal Performance Program  |  Children’s Program

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symphony

Symphony Orchestra Program
Audition Requirements

The Philadelphia International Music Festival regularly includes up to seven orchestra levels. Consequently, it is possible to include in our dynamic summer music program students of all ages and skill levels. Students are therefore NOT required to submit audition files before registering. Audition files are required for placement purposes only and should be uploaded only after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Ensemble Placement, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Symphonic Winds

Symphonic Winds & Concert Band
Audition Requirements

Please note that the Philadelphia International Music Festival (PIMF) will include level-appropriate Symphonic Winds and Concert Band ensembles. Consequently, it is possible to include in our dynamic summer music program students of all ages and skill levels. Students are therefore NOT required to submit audition files before registering. Audition files are required for placement purposes only – and should only be uploaded after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Ensemble Placement, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

sppp

Solo Performance Preparation Program
Audition Requirements

The Solo Performance Preparation Program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival is by audition only. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.  The first step in applying to this intense solo performance-based program is to submit the required online registration form. (Audition files should only be uploaded after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.)

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Students not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of the required $250 registration deposit. The Solo Performance Preparation Program at PIMF fills to capacity and is limited to 22 students. Early application/audition material submission is recommended.

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Program Acceptance, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Audition Deadline: April 30th, 2017. Admission to this program is on a rolling basis. Adjudicators begin listening to auditions as early as December 1st. Early submission is recommended.

soloist

Soloists Ensemble Program
Audition Requirements

The Soloists Ensemble Program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival is by audition only. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The first step in applying to this intense solo performance-based program is to submit the required online registration form. (Audition files should only be uploaded after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.)

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Students not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of the required $250 registration deposit. The Soloists Ensemble Program at PIMF fills to capacity and is limited to 18 students. Early application/audition material submission is recommended.

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Program Acceptance, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Audition Deadline: April 30th, 2017. Admission to this program is on a rolling basis. Adjudicators begin listening to auditions as early as December 1st. Early submission is recommended.

piano

Piano Studies Program
Audition Requirements

The Piano Studies Program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival is an intense piano training program, including up to four private lessons weekly; two piano master classes; daily music educations courses & seminars including music theory, four-hand literature, or sight reading classes; four hours of daily private practice at the senior level (Ages 13-18) and two hours at the junior level (Ages 12 & Under); daily chamber music coachings; and more. Consequently, it is recommended that only intermediate-advanced pianists register for this program.

Entrance into the Piano Studies Program is by audition only. Audition materials should be uploaded only after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Students not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of the required $250 registration deposit.

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces.

Auditions Will Determine: Program Acceptance, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Audition Deadline: April 30th, 2017. Admission to this program is on a rolling basis. Adjudicators begin listening to auditions as early as December 1st. Early submission is recommended.

chamber

Chamber Music Intensive Program
Audition Requirements

The Chamber Music Intensive Program at the Philadelphia International Music Festival is by audition only. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. The first step in applying to this chamber music-based program is to submit the required online registration form. (Audition files should only be uploaded after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.)

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Students not accepted into the program will receive a full refund of the required $250 registration deposit.

Audition Requirements: Five to ten minutes of current, well-prepared solo repertoire. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. We recommend (but do not require) that audition recordings include two contrasting pieces. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Program Acceptance, Ensemble Placement, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Audition Deadline: April 30th, 2017. Admission to this program is on a rolling basis. Adjudicators begin listening to auditions as early as December 1st. Early submission is recommended.

Vocal Performance Program

Vocal Performance Program
Audition Requirements

Audition files are required of those students wishing to audition for major singing roles only. Please do not upload auditions prior to registering for the program.

Please note that audition files may be made informally through cell phone or other video methods and must include a minimum of two songs which best represent the young performer’s skills/abilities. Your presentation may be accompanied or unaccompanied. Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

We believe that many of our participants will come to us desiring a small role, but will, in fact, develop skills and confidence very quickly! Our expertise and flexibility will allow for some roles to be double cast, if needed, and for the awarding of additional stage time to those who desire it! Know that we will allow (and encourage) your 6-18 year old singer to grow as much and as far as he or she can!

Children's Program

Children’s Program
Audition Requirements

The Philadelphia International Music Festival regularly includes up to seven orchestra levels. Consequently, it is possible to include in our dynamic summer music program students of all ages and skill levels. Students are therefore NOT required to submit audition files before registering. Audition files are required for placement purposes only and should be uploaded only after you have registered for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.

Once you are ready to upload your files, scroll to the bottom of this page where you may click the audition link to access Accept’d, the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Again, please do not upload audition files until after you have submitted your online registration form. (Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.)

Audition Requirements: For our youngest musicians, an audition should consist of one or two pieces that are current and well-prepared. Performances may be accompanied or unaccompanied. Please refer to and include your instrument-specific scale requirements (noted below) with your audition.

Scale Requirements

The following links provide scale templates for each individual instrument. Please note that students may choose to prepare other scales, as these templates are created to simply show the correct format.

Auditions Will Determine: Ensemble Placement, Chamber Music Placement, Master Class Selection and, in some cases, Private Instructor.

Uploading Your Audition Files:

You May Use:

Video: MP4, MPEG, MPG, MOV, AVI, WMV, M4V, FLV, WEBM, M2V

Audio: MP3, OGG, M4A, WMA, WAV, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AIF

Unfortunately, links to audio and video files cannot be accepted. However, if you have a video on YouTube, it can be retrieved by using this resource http://www.savemedia.com. You may then upload the video for your audition as normal.

Accept’d is the audition platform for the Philadelphia International Music Festival.  You may access our audition portal at the link below.  Once you have created your account (if you do not already have an account), simply select your program choice from the drop down boxes on the left-hand side of the page and proceed with your application.  Please note that there is a $25 non-refundable fee when submitting an audition.

If you have completed your PIMF registration and are ready to upload your audition files via Accept’d, please click here.