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2019 Kimmel Concert- DUET/ENSEMBLE PERFORMER Auditions

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2019 Sounds of Excellence Kimmel Concert Audition Information

All students auditioning must be registered for private lessons or a group ensemble at The Conservatory.

*This registration page is for DUET/ENSEMBLE PERFORMERS, please select your preferred audition date at the bottom of this page*

Auditions on Friday, 2/8 will be held between 4-8:30pm

Auditions on Saturday, 2/9 will be held between 9:30am-3pm

Registration Process:

  1. You must select your preferred audition day at the time of registration and pay all applicable audition fees. If you are auditioning as part of a duet/ensemble AND as a solo performer you must register online twice- once through this page for Duet/Ensemble Performers for the $20.00 audition fee and again through the separate registration page for solo performers for the $50.00 audition fee.
  2. Once the audition fee is paid, you will receive a link to the Audition Application Google form via email.
  3. When the application form is submitted, you will receive a link to sign up for a 10 min. audition time slot.

Please note: Audition time slots are available on a first come, first served basis and you will only be able to pick a time slot after the audition fee is paid and all necessary paperwork is submitted. The earlier you start the registration process; the better chance you have of getting your preferred audition time!

Repertoire Selection: There is no theme for the concert and all genres and styles of music are encouraged! The repertoire maximum is 8 minutes. Auditioning with multiple pieces or groups/ensembles does not guarantee a performance space or that all pieces will be selected.

Memorized music is highly encouraged for vocal, piano and solo instrumentalist. Performers who use music must use the original music. No photo copies are permitted per the Kimmel Center.

Accompanist: For students who need an accompanist, Betsy Young will be available for a rehearsal and the audition. Betsy will contact the families to schedule a rehearsal. Please be prepared to pay Betsy $15.00 per 15 minutes of rehearsal time (exact cash or check please). Payment is due prior to the start of the rehearsal. The accompanist can use a photo copy of the accompaniment for the performance.

Audition Sign-up Deadline:

-Students requesting an accompanist must register by Saturday, January 19th Sheet music for the accompanist MUST be turned into the front desk before an audition time will be scheduled! This date is to ensure that we give enough time to Betsy Young to arrange for all rehearsals before the audition. Any requests for an accompanist after this date are not guaranteed.

-Students performing without an accompanist must register by Friday, February 1st.

Dress Code: Students auditioning should be dressed in appropriate professional concert attire. No jeans or athletic wear please.

Notification of Acceptance: Students will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, February 25th

-All families with a student accepted into the concert will be required to purchase an Ad for the program, more information will be given to qualifying families.

Cancellation policy Please contact Casey Bonner, Program Manager, to discuss withdrawing from the auditions. Phone: 215-340-7979, Email: CBonner@myconservatory.org