2018 ENCORE Chamber Music Application Information

ENCORE's applications are processed through online application system, Acceptd. All applicants must follow the application and audition guidelines listed. An incomplete application or unpaid application fee will stop the application process.

Decisions made in the audition process is based on a completed application and the quality of performance displayed in the submitted video recordings. There are no live auditions for ENCORE Chamber Music, and the decisions are final. 


Preparation

Before accessing the Acceptd site, each applicant needs to have these items ready. 

  • Proof of age
  • A detailed CV
  • Video clips of required audition repertoire
  • Artist statement (one paragraph)
  • Contact information of one reference for a recommendation letter
  • Non-refundable application fee:
    • String Quartet Intensive
       - Individuals: $85 USD
       - Quartets: $160 USD
    • Summer Academy
       - $85 USD
    • String Quartet Intensive + Summer Academy
       - $110 USD *scholarship priority is granted to applicants of both programs. The applicant must attend both programs if granted with scholarship. 
  • (Need-based scholarship applicants only) The most recent tax return document of your household

Application Dates

  • The application opens on November 1, 2017
  • The regular application deadline is February 11, 2018 (to be considered for scholarship). 
  • The late application deadline is March 11, 2018 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • Application results will be notified by email no later than March 18, 2018. 

Required Audition Repertoire

  • Quartet Intensive
    • Pre-­Formed Quartets:
      • One fast movement of a classical composer
      • Two contrasting movements from Romantic or modern/contemporary periods
    • Individuals:
      • VIOLIN
        • One movement from Bach Solo Sonata or Partita
        • First movement of a standard concerto
        • First movement of Mozart String Quartet No.17 “Hunt” in B-­flat Major, K.458 (First Violin Part); 
      • VIOLA
        • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach
        • First movement of a standard concerto
        • First movement of Mozart String Quartet No.17 “Hunt” in B-­flat Major, K.458 (Viola Part)
      • CELLO
        • Two contrasting movements from a Bach Cello Suite
        • First movement of a standard concerto
        • First movement of Mozart String Quartet No.17 “Hunt” in B­-flat Major, K.458 (Cello Part)
  • Summer Academy
    • VIOLIN
      • Two contrasting movements from Bach Solo Sonata or Partita
      • First movement of a standard concerto
    • VIOLA
      • Two contrasting movements of unaccompanied Bach
      • First movement of a standard concerto
    • CELLO
      • Two contrasting movements from a Bach Cello Suite
      • First movement of a standard concerto

How to Apply

  1. Create a free account on Acceptd or login if you have an account.
  2. Select ENCORE Chamber Music from the dropdown menu (top left) under “Program Group”.
  3. Choose the program in which you would like to participate from the following options.
    • String Quartet Intensive & Summer Academy (Both Programs)
    • String Quartet Intensive (as a quartet)
    • String Quartet Intensive (as an individual)
    • Summer Academy 
  4. Complete the online application form.
  5. Submit required documents and recordings.
  6. Pay the application fee.
  7. When you have completed these steps, click on “Submit”. Once you submit your application, you will be unable to modify the application.
 

All questions regarding application are directed to
Hyun Soo Kim, Admissions Director
at admission@encorechambermusic.org.