Repertoire Requirements for the Young Performers Program

Round One Guidelines:

  • Please submit video recordings that were created within the past three years.
  • Each work must be performed in a single, unedited take and submitted as a separate file.
  • Label your recordings clearly with composer, title, movement(s), and date of recording.
  • Recordings do not have to be from public performances; sound and video quality are of greater importance.
  • Make sure that proper lighting is used and that the camera shows full range of movement and use of instrument.
  • String players note – for works with piano, we want to see your pianist in the video frame.

Ages 14-19

Strings (violin, viola, cello): Three selections including a movement of solo Bach, first or last movement of a Classical-period sonata, and a work or movement of contrasting style that demonstrates instrumental facility. Piano accompaniment must be provided for works where it is written. Violists may substitute a sonata of their choice for the Classical-period sonata. Total recording time should be at least fifteen minutes.
 
Piano: Three selections of contrasting styles, one of which must come from a Romantic-period composer, another from a Classical-period composer, and a third of the applicant’s choice. Total recording time should be at least twenty minutes.
 
Ages 10-13:

Strings (violin, viola, cello): Two selections of contrasting styles, one of which demonstrates instrumental facility. At least one of the selections must be performed with piano accompaniment. Total recording time should be at least ten minutes.
 
Piano: Two selections of contrasting styles, one of which demonstrates instrumental facility. Total recording time should be at least ten minutes.
 
Round Two Live Audition Repertoire:

The repertoire you select for the live audition must adhere to the same guidelines as above. Note that your selections can be, but do not have to be the same; however, you must fulfill the aforementioned requirements.
 
Applicants who advance to the live audition round will be asked to prepare an additional selection from the standard chamber music repertoire. The sheet music for this selection will be provided once you are notified about your live audition.